Russia decided to send troops to Crimea even before receiving Yanukovych letter – witness testimony
Russia’s ex-MP Ilya Ponomarev, who is considered one of the key witnesses of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in the treason case of Viktor Yanukovich, testified that the members of the Federation Council had received invitations to convene before the letter emerged of the runaway Ukrainian president to Vladimir Putin "on the use of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine," Glavcom reported citing its source in the PGO familiar with the probe.
Poroshenko: Ukraine hopes Turkey will participate in international group on Crimea de-occupation
Ukraine expects that Turkey will participate in the international group on Crimea de-occupation, as President Petro Poroshenko said in a briefing after his meeting with President of Turkey Recep Erdogan, broadcasted by 112.UA Channel.
Maryna Poroshenko and Emine Erdoğan discussed the situation in east Ukraine and Crimea
President’s wife Maryna Poroshenko held a meeting with Emine Erdoğan, wife of the President of Turkey, who is on an official visit to Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Ombudsman asks Russian counterpart to provide medical aid to Umerov
Ukrainian Ombudsman Valeriya Lutkovska asked her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova to provide Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov with adequate medical assistance. This was stated by Lutkovskaya, in the document published on the page of Ukrainian Ombudsman in Facebook.
EU Delegation to Ukraine demands to immediately free Umerov
The EU Delegation to Ukraine condemned the imprisonment of Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, ruled out by the court in occupied Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the delegation.
Fifty politicians, businessmen from Germany, Austria to visit occupied Crimea in spring 2018 – Russia media
Some fifty deputies, businessmen and public figures from Austria and Germany will allegedly arrive in the Russian-occupied Crimea to take part in the International Economic Forum to be held in Yalta in the spring of 2018, according to the Russian newspaper Izvestia.
Poroshenko: Crimea turned into a territory of repressions
In his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, broadcasted by 112.UA, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasized that Crimea turned into a territory of repressions, where one could be imprisoned for a repost on social media.
Crimean Prosecution to start criminal proceedings on occupant officials torturing Ukrainian citizen
Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has started criminal proceedings based on occupant officials torturing Crimean Tatar Renat Paralamov, according to their Facebook page.
Poroshenko to meet with Trump on Sept 21 – media
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is planning to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a visit to New York City to participate in a UN General Assembly session, according to the Ukrainian news agency RBC Ukraine.
Ukraine uses UN principles to amend Constitution on Crimean Tatar autonomy, - Chubarov
Ukraine’s Constitutional Commission, when amending the Basic Law concerning Crimean Tatar national autonomy, uses the principles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, and President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress Refat Chubarov said. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine agency.
More Ukrainian TV channels to start broadcasting in Crimea in 2018
Next year, 16 Ukrainian TV channels will be broadcasting in the Russian-occupied Crimea. The press service of the National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting reported that in the statement released on Thursday.
Crimea is Ukraine, - Russian presidential candidate
Crimea is the illegally annexed territory of Ukraine, which was taken in breach of the international right and agreements signed and ratified by Russia. This is one of the key points in the election program of Grigoriy Yavlinski, the Russian presidential candidate, who represents Yabloko party (Russian for ‘Apple’, - 112 International).
Russia starts large-scale military drills in occupied Crimea
The large-scale military drills of the Russian missile and artillery troops began in the southern part of Russia, including the territories of occupied Crimea on September 5 as DW reported.
Greek delegation to visit occupied Crimea in Sept – Ukrainian NGO
A delegation of Greek politicians will visit Russian-occupied Crimea on September 20-30, according to Information Resistance, a Ukrainian non-governmental project on information security.
Crimean Tatar-speaking class to emerge in Kherson region
Novooleksiivka village, Kherson region, southern Ukraine, will host the class where the language of study will be Crimean Tatar. Borys Babin, the permanent representative of Ukraine’s President in Crimea, said this as quoted by Krym. Realii.
Crimeans supporting Ukraine: flag, balloons, and deleted Facebook photos
A Ukrainian flag and a bunch of blue and yellow balloons were placed in Koktebel, which is in occupied Crimea, not far from the highway, as Lenur Isliamov, businessmen and Head of Crimean Tatar TV Chanel ATR, informed on Facebook.
Czech Gov’t has no support for President Zeman’s anti-Ukrainian position - Envoy
The official position of the Czech Republic is the position of the country’s government, which is interested in maintaining good relations with Ukraine, Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula told Europeiska Pravda publication, commenting on anti-Ukrainian statements of Czech President Milos Zeman.
UEFA delegation to visit occupied Crimea in September
The delegation of the special committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) plans to visit Crimea annexed by Russia from 10 until 20 September. The aim of the visit is the familiarization with the places were the stadiums will be built. The so-called President of the Crimean Football Union Yury Vetocha as TASS reported.
Blackout hits largest cities in Crimea
The electricity supply in the largest cities of occupied Crimea has been halted, Kryminform reports.
Russia admits delivering Siemens turbines to Crimea
Tehnopromeksport, Rostec’s subsidiary, that bought the Siemens gas turbines, confirmed they were delivered to Crimea after being updated, RBK informs.
Ukraine investigates cases on 46 Russian high officials
Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office investigates cases against 46 high-ranking officials of Russian Federation for leading an aggressive war against Ukraine and other grave crimes, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
President: The Ukraine-EU working group on strategic communication will raise the efficiency of response to hacking campaigns from Russia
“The establishment of the Ukraine-EU informal working group on strategic communication will raise the efficiency of our response to hacking and disinformation campaigns from Russia not only against Ukraine, but also against all the EU countries,” President Petro Poroshenko emphasized in the joint press conference following the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit.
Putin’s dangerous new Ukraine doctrine - WSJ
Moscow has been intensifying its efforts to destabilize Ukraine. Mr. Putin has been reluctant to deploy large military forces, but fighting in Eastern Ukraine claims five or six lives a week, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Ukraine-EU working group to enhance response to hacking campaigns from Russia, - Poroshenko
​The establishment of the Ukraine-EU informal working group on strategic communication will raise the efficiency of our response to hacking and disinformation campaigns from Russia not only against Ukraine, but also against all the EU countries. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that during his the joint press conference following the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit.
Russia claims to detain Ukrainian at attempt to enter annexed Crimea
The Russian customs officers detained the citizen of Ukraine at the administrative boundary line with annexed Crimea. It is reported that he moved in the hijacked from Spain crossover Toyota Land Cruiser and attempted to entry the peninsula via the checkpoint near Dzhankoy. TASS reported this citing the press service of the Crimean customs service.
U.S. deploys warships, Navy Seals for massive drills off Ukraine coast - media
U.S. warships and a team of elite Navy Seals have arrived in the Black Sea to embark on international 12-day war games in Ukraine, The Express reports.
NATO supports Ukraine in struggle with Russia, - Stoltenberg
The NATO condemns Russia’s continuous aggression against Ukraine, and the Alliance remains committed to its support for the Ukrainian government. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general said that while opening the Ukraine-NATO commission session on Monday.
OSCE’s PA adopted resolution urging to de-occupy Crimea and Donbas
OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly adopted the resolution on “Restoration the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”, which includes a paragraph on reversing occupation of Crimea and Donbas, according to OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly website.
Siemens turbines delivered to Crimea despite sanctions - Reuters sources
Russia has delivered electricity turbines made by Germany's Siemens to Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources with knowledge of the delivery told Reuters.
OSCE PA members consider resolution on de-occupation of Crimea and Donbas on July 7-8
The Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE will consider the resolution on 'Strengthening of the mutual confidence and cooperation for peace and prosperity in OSCE region' that summons Russia to abolish the Crimea annexation and stick to the agreements towards Donbas on July 7-8. The leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Artur Gerasimov claimed this at 112 Ukraine airing.
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