Kuban truckers rebelled and blocked a road leading to a ferry to the Crimea
In the Krasnodar Krai of Russia, long-distance truck drivers blocked the road leading to a car ferry to the annexed Crimea, as was reported by the Crimean media on the evening of February 16th.
Moscow responds to US statements on the Crimea
Commenting on the White House's statements on the Crimea, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Moscow “will not give back her own territories”.
Russian Foreign Minister to discuss Ukraine with Tillerson, - media
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss Ukraine and other topics during the meeting in Bonn on Thursday, February 16. This was reported by the deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, reports RIA agency.
Dzhemilev said he talked with Putin before the annexation of the Crimea
People's Deputy and Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Affairs of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the eve of "referendum" and Putin was trying to persuade him to cooperate. He revealed this information in an interview with Apostrophe news portal.
Two U.S aircrafts performed aerial reconnaissance mission over the Baltic and near the Crimea
Two U.S military aircraft performed reconnaissance flights near the Russian border in the southern Baltic and near the Crimea, Interfax reported with a reference to Western websites that track the movement of military aircraft.
Stoltenberg announced NATO’s intention to support allies in the Black Sea
NATO is going to reinforce its defense and "support allies" in the Black Sea as stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor Meleșcanu, as reported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Russian helicopters fly along occupied Crimea border
Ukrainian border guards recorder two flights of Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopters along the border with the occupied Crimea yesterday, on February 9. This was reported by the assistant head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan on Facebook page of the organization. “During the day we recorded the flights of Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopters twice. They flew along the administrative border without crossing it,” he announced.
US refused to lift Crimea-related sanctions against Russia
The US does not intend to lift the sanctions against Russia with respect to the Crimea, White House representative Sean Spicer stated on Wednesday the 8th of February. “There are two sets of sanctions that we are dealing with. One is the ones with respect to Crimea. And I think that US Ambassador Haley has addressed that very forcefully at the UN, that until Russia leaves Crimea, those sanctions are a non-starter,” Spicer stated in response to journalists’ questions during a traditional press briefing.
Dzhemilev: Crimean Tatars are waiting for the Crimea to become Ukrainian again
Crimean Tatars living in the Crimea are waiting for the peninsula to become Ukrainian again as was stated by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev on February 4, during a Crimean Tatar Evening in Ankara, according to a Crimean News Agency.
Ukraine’s military transport aircraft under attack in Black Sea - photo
There are no casualties but the aircraft skin was damaged — 3 cm hole caused by small arms.
Ukrainian vessel Pochaev fired by snipers from Russian drilling platform in Black Sea - photo
Earlier, one of the representatives of the power structures of the Russian Federation leadership declared that the diving vessel Pochaev allegedly conducted shelling of the drilling platforms Chornomornaftohaz.
Avakov at the State Border Guard Service meeting: be fully ready to take control over Donbas` border this year
In 2017, the task is to reach an internationally recognized state border of Ukraine in Donbas, and later in Crimea, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Tuesday during the meeting at the State Border Guard Service HQ, according to Unian.
Poroshenko in the interview to Bloomberg emphasized the role of NATO for the world and Trump`s unique opportunities
In the interview to Bloomberg, Petro Poroshenko opined about the role of NATO in providing world`s security, sanctions against Russia and Trump`s opportunities concerning Ukraine.
Russia`s S-400 “Triumph” complex deployed on combat duty in Crimea
The complex is in service in Sevastopol-Feodosia anti-aircraft missile regiment since 2016.
​Fear and weakness are bad advisers: Yelisieiev answered on Pinchuk`s appeal for compromises with Russia, betraying national interests
Kostyantyn Yelisieiev, Deputy head of the administration of the president of Ukraine, in his article for Wall Street Journal expressed his opinion concerning Victor Pinchuk’s appeal to negotiate with Russia. Pinchuk’s vision of the problem was published in the article “Ukraine Must Make Painful Compromises for Peace With Russia” for WSJ.
French presidential candidate Le Pen claimed Crimea was not annexed and expressed her vision, opposite to the EU position
Marine Le Pen, the National Front's presidential candidate, said on Tuesday that the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia was "not illegal", contrary to the position of the EU and U.S., according to Le Figaro.
Kissinger assures Trump to recognize Crimea as Russian territory in order to strengthen global stability – Bild
The U.S. president-elect is reportedly seeking abolition of anti-Russian sanctions on the "Kissinger's recommendation"
Intense and unprecedented work under very difficult circumstances: EU highly praised Ukraine for implementation of reforms and marked a progress
Ukraine has lately carried out unprecedented economic and political reforms, the European Union said in a report.
Ukrainian coastal guard might confiscate foreign vessel after an unauthorized visit of Crimean port
Sky Moon, the arrested vessel, currently stays in Reni port, Odesa region, - State Border Guard
Poroshenko unexpectedly appeared on the frontline 1 km away from Horlivka
Petro Poroshenko inspected the stronghold on the frontline near Horlivvka. Ukrainian president had a conversation with the military, congratulated them on the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and presented state awards.
​Russian warship 'Pytlivy' blocked the Ukrainian border control boat in the Black Sea
Russian warship blocked Ukrainian drilling platforms from border guards.
Hackers broke into a web camera in Crimea - Aksyonov was forced to listen to Ukrainian anthem at the session. Video of incident
Ukrainian national anthem suddenly rolled out during a video conference of the so-called head of Crimea with regional administrations
Ukraine carries out control flight tests of 16 midrange anti-aircraft missiles - video of launch impressed
The Ukrainian Armed Forces carry out a practical phase of control flight tests of midrange anti-aircraft missiles in Kherson oblast.
Poroshenko named the only reason of guided anti-aircraft missiles testing near Crimea
The authorities and the Armed Forces of Ukraine served and will serve the interests of the Ukrainian people and state
Russia reacts on Ukraine’s intention to carry out missile drills near Crimea with Antey-2500 anti-aircraft missile system deployment - video spotted weapons movement
In the afternoon of November 29, movement of Russian military convoys was recorded in the occupied city of Kerch (Crimea).
Defense Ministry expects Russia’s missile strike in response to Ukrainian missile drills
At the same time Defense Ministry does not seem to intend to cancel military drills
Ukraine announced the target and map of missile drills near the western Crimea coast – launch suspension is not planned
Test launches of new Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles over Black Sea led to confrontation with Russia
SBU releases video where two defectors – former Ukrainian servicemen - captured at Crimea border
In the course of a special operation of the Counterintelligence Department of the Security Service of Ukraine two former Ukrainian servicemen who broke the oath and defected to the Russian Army were detained, SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak said during a briefing.
Poroshenko: UN resolution recognizes Russia as the occupational authorities in Crimea
President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, called the approval by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly of the UN Resolution “The Human Rights Situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol (Ukraine)” initiated by Ukraine a common victory.
ICC Prosecutor in Hague: situation within Crimea amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia
ICC Prosecutor publishes annual report on Preliminary Examination Activities, Uatoday reported.