Showing posts with label Crimean Peninsula. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crimean Peninsula. Show all posts

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Moscow planned to annex parts of Ukraine". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the report as fake

Moscow "has been planning to annex parts of Ukraine for more than 12 months," according to the Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta...

Britain's Independent carried a report on its website saying the claims made by the paper were "sensational and extraordinary," and translated into English by the Ukrainian media outlet Kyiv Post.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The EU's Association Agreements with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

European Commission, MEMO, Brussels, 23 June 2014:

On 27 June 2014 the EU will sign Association Agreements with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova and complete the signature process with Ukraine, each providing for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

This is an important moment both for the EU and for the countries concerned as the Agreements will significantly deepen political and economic ties between the signatories with a long-term perspective of closer political association and economic integration.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Harper announces more sanctions linked to Ukraine crisis

OTTAWA -- Canada is imposing economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 Russian and Ukrainian individuals plus one additional entity over Russia's actions in Ukraine.

The announcement Saturday came as President Vladimir Putin ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert, which NATO said could be seen as an escalation of the crisis with Ukraine.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Water supply to Crimea through North Crimean Canal nearly fully blocked

The water supply to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal has been nearly fully blocked by a temporary dam, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said in a report on Monday after inspections of the Kherson Region in southeastern Ukraine......[VOR]

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ukraine in "full-scale civil war". Followed by a coup backed by our American friends. (Vladimir Putin)

SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that the crisis in Ukraine had evolved into a full-scale civil war, blaming Washington for backing the overthrow of former President Viktor Yanukovych.

"The Ukrainian crisis arose because Yanukovych postponed the association agreement with the European Union. This was followed by a coup backed by our American friends and as a result there is chaos and full-scale civil war," Putin told an economic forum in Saint Petersburg.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Navires US en mer Noire : Moscou pourrait déployer des bombardiers en Crimée

L'entrée d'un destroyer américain en mer Noire risque de contraindre la Russie à déployer des bombardiers supersoniques Tu-22M3 en Crimée et à accélérer la construction de nouvelles frégates et de nouveaux sous-marins, a annoncé mercredi le rédacteur en chef du magazine Défense Nationale Igor Korotchenko.

"La Russie pourrait profiter de cette occasion pour renforcer ses infrastructures navales en mer Noire en déployant des systèmes supplémentaires Bastion dotés de missiles antinavires Iakhont", a déclaré M. Korotchenko à RIA Novosti.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ukraine agrees to host NATO war games. - In direct proximity to Russian forces in the Crimea

KIEV: Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved holding a series of joint military exercises with NATO countries that would put US troops in direct proximity to Russian forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula.

"This is a good opportunity to develop our armed forces," acting defence minister Mykhailo Koval told Verkhovna Rada lawmakers ahead of the 235-0 vote.

The parliament also met a key demand posed by both the West and Russia by voting unanimously to disarm all self-defence groups that sprang up across the country during its political crisis.

Monday, March 31, 2014

There's no solution to Ukrainian crisis without Russia.- OSCE Parliamentary Assembly head Read

The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), Ranko Krivokapic, said Monday a solution to the Ukrainian crisis could only be found with Russia’s participation.

Mr. Krivokapic is expected to meet with Sergey Naryshkin, the chairman of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, later today.

Krivokapic, who is also the speaker of the parliament of Montenegro, said he would first visit Moscow and then the Ukrainian capital Kiev for talks on the situation around Ukraine. Russia should take part in seeking ways out of the crisis, he said.

German Minister Compares Putin's Ukraine Moves to Hitler’s in 1938

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Μακρόχρονες διεθνείς συνέπειες της Κρίσης της Κριμαίας

1. Η υψηλή στρατηγική των ΗΠΑ εμπεριείχε ένα κλασσικό δίλημμα: «να περικυκλώσει τη Ρωσία ώστε να την γονατίσει»  ή να προσπαθήσει να την ενσωματώσει στις δυτικές δομές; Η πρώτη θητεία του Γιέλτσιν, αλλά και τα πρώτα χρόνια της Προεδρίας του Πούτιν χαρακτηρίστηκαν από την προσπάθεια της Ρωσίας να οδεύσει σε έναν δυτικό δρόμο εκσυγχρονισμού, προσπάθεια που δεν βρήκε θετική ανταπόκριση στην Ουάσινγκτον. Ετσι προέκυψε ο φόβος της Μόσχας ότι οι ΗΠΑ είχαν επιλέξει σε βάθος χρόνου την στρατηγική «του γονατίσματος» και για αυτό δεν διέλυσαν το ΝΑΤΟ. Οι ΗΠΑ αθέτησαν τις δεσμεύσεις του 1990/1 και επέκτειναν το ΝΑΤΟ σε χώρες που άνηκαν παλαιότερα στην επιρροή της Σοβιετικής Ένωσης. Η παραβίαση αυτής της δέσμευσης εξηγεί και την υποστήριξη που έδωσε ο Μ. Γκορμπατσώφ στις πρόσφατες επιλογές του Πούτιν. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Les Tatars de Crimée ont annoncé la création de l'autonomie

 A Bakhtchyssaraï, les Tatars de Crimée ont décidé de commencer à créer en Crimée l’autonomie nationale territoriale, selon une résolution, adoptée lors d'une session extraordinaire du Kurultay (organe de représentation populaire).

Le président du Mejlis des Tatars de Crimée, Refat Tchoubarov a déclaré que ce document ne reconnaît pas l'annexion de la Crimée à la Russie et la perte du territoire de la péninsule par l'Ukraine.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Russia "astonished" by Obama's version of Kosovo UDI.

Obama told a gathering in Brussels earlier this week that the ethnic Albanian proclamation, made in 2008, was preceded by "a referendum," and that this referendum was carried out "in cooperation with the UN and neighboring countries."
Obama's speech was meant to accuse Russia of distorting the facts related to Crimea when that country cited the Kosovo case as a precedent.

The UDI, made by the assembly of its southern province, was rejected by Serbia as unconstitutional, while Russia refused to recognize it. The United States, however, were among the first countries to recognize the territory as independent.

F.Y.R.O.M. in favor of UNO’s resolution against Russia’s annexation of Crimea

By Naser Pajaziti
FYROM is in favor of UNO’s resolution which considers Russia’s annexation of Crimea as illegal.

With 100 votes in favor, 11 against and 58 abstentions, UNO General Assembly has approved the resolution.

In favor of this resolution have also been Balkan countries such as Croatia, Slovenia, Albania and Montenegro.

Europe should accept Ukraine, Crimea situation with sense of reality. -Sergei Lavrov

Moscow hopes that its European partners will be guided by the sense of reality and will accept the situation in Ukraine and Crimea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

“We will discuss the situation developing in and outside Ukraine as well as in Crimea. I hope that our European partners will accept this situation with the sense of reality,” Lavrov said at a meeting with his Cypriot colleague Ioannis Kasoulides.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Russia holds air force drills in several regions

The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday that the air force is holding large-scale drills in the South, Northwest and Far East of Russia.

A group of SU-25SM3 frontline bombers are to make 40 sorties during the two-day exercises being held in the Krasnodar region, the Southern military district's press service told reporters.

That region borders Eastern Ukraine across Azov Sea and Crimea peninsula through the narrow Kerch Strait.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ukraine seeks joint US war games after Crimea takeover

Ukraine's acting president asked parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a set of military exercises with NATO partners that would put US troops in direct proximity with Russia's forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula.
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov's request came as the chief of Russia's general staff announced in Moscow that his forces were now in full control of all 193 military bases Ukraine had in the Black Sea region prior to its seizure by Kremlin forces at the start of the month.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tomislav Nikolić : No pressure from the West on Serbia to change its position on Russia "because of the Crimea crisis."

"I suppose there has been no (pressure) because no one has discussed that topic with me," the Serbian president told reporters at the opening of works to modernize the Belgrade-Pančevo railroad.
Nikolić added that even if such conversations happened "they would not be too useful, because Serbia has its way."

"This way means that Serbia does not want to choose either side so as to jeopardize its relations with the other. Serbia does not divide the world into only two powers or two blocs. The world is large and diverse, and Serbia has friends everywhere. Let the big (countries) quarrel, and we must be developing," he was quoted as saying.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ukraine cuts half of electricity supply to Crimea – vice PM

Ukrainian national energy company Ukrenergo has reduced the electricity supply to Crimea by 50 percent, Crimean Vice-PM Rustam Temirgaliev said.

“Ukrenegro reduced the power in its powerlines cutting the amount of supplied energy by half,” the top official told Kryminfo news agency.  (

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Την Ουκρανία θα επισκεφθούν δύο βασικοί Δυτικοί Σύμμαχοι της μετά την απώλεια της Κριμαίας...

Ο Γερμανός υπουργός εξωτερικών και ο Καναδός πρωθυπουργός θα συναντηθούν με τον προσωρινό πρόεδρο του Κιέβου που επιδιώκει στενότερους δεσμούς με την Δύση.

Οι δύο ζωτικής συμμαχίας σύμμαχοι επισκέπτονται σήμερα Σάββατο την Ουκρανία συμβάλλοντας στην εδραίωση της χώρας μακρυά από την Ρωσία μέσα σε ένα κλίμα Ψυχρού Πολέμου στο στυλ της πρώην Σοβιετικής Ένωσης και με την Κριμαία στην Ρωσική Ομοσπονδία και τυπικά.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shoigu urges Hagel to objectively assess situation on Ukrainian border. -The situation on the Crimean Peninsula in the light of the new realities there

U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel called Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday, March 20, to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

The minister and the secretary exchanged views on the situation in Crimea and Ukraine and ways to ease tensions in the region. “Sergei Shoigu stated in detail Russia’s vision of the situation on the Crimean Peninsula in the light of the new realities there,” the Defence Ministry said.

The Russian minister also commented on Hagel’s concerns about the massive build-up of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border.

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