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.
EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia by six months
On June 28, 2017, the Council of the European Union prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until January 31, 2018.
NATO reports of growing Russian military presence
NATO’s senior military officer said the alliance was confronting efforts by Russia to increase its military capabilities on virtually every level and allies were on guard to prevent any repeat of the Kremlin’s military intervention in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said on Monday that while Russia’s intentions were not necessarily clear, its growing military prowess was undeniable. This was reported by Politico agency.
Specific war between Russia and Ukraine, in which someone third wins
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U.S. Treasury designates individuals, entities involved in ongoing conflict in Ukraine
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday reinforced existing sanctions on Russia by designating or identifying a range of individuals and entities involved in the ongoing conflict under four Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine.
Russian blogger banned entry to Ukraine for visits to Crimea, Donbas
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) speciied that the ban on entry to Ukraine for Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov will be active till 2021. This was announced by the SBU in its answer to the inquiry of the Ukrainian Truth agency.
Putin about sanctions: If it was not Crimea issue, they would concoct something else
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia claimed that if there was no Crimea issue then there would be other reasons for the sanctions against Russia. He claimed this answering the questions of the Russians during the live call-in show.
Ukraine, EU concerned over human rights situation in Crimea, Donbas
The European Union and Ukraine have expressed concern over a further deterioration in the human rights situation in the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula and the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to a joint press release following the EU-Ukraine Human Rights dialogue.
Ukraine to use Girkin's statements as evidence against Russia in ECHR
The European Court of Human Rights is considering several suits launched by Ukraine against the Russian Federation for Moscow’s actions in Crimea and Donbas.
Crimean ‘court’ to consider Umerov’s case today
The case of Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar activist and one of the respected leaders of Crimean Tatars in Ukraine, will be considered today, June 7, during the court session in the occupied Simferopol, Crimea.
Ukraine adequately reacts to Russia's snap combat readiness drills on borders
Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Andriy Lysenko has announced that Ukraine has stepped up the monitoring of its airspace and borders in response to a statement by Russia's Defense Ministry about snap checks of Russian troops' combat readiness near the Ukrainian borders and the transfer of Russian military units to the Russian-occupied Crimea.
Ukraine not to file new lawsuits with ECHR against Russia over events in Crimea, Donbas
The Ukrainian government will not be lodging more claims with the European Court of Human Rights against Russia regarding Moscow’s actions in Crimea and Donbas, instead choosing to submit additions to the ones already filed, that’s according to the governmental commissioner for the ECHR Ivan Lishchyna, an UNIAN correspondent reported from the official’s Kyiv press conference Thursday.
Ukrainian parliament refuses offer to cancel fine for wearing St.George’s ribbon
Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, denied the document offered by a group of MPs on Thursday, May 25. The lawmakers proposed to cancel the fine for wearing and public distribution of the St.George’s ribbon. 19 MPs voted for the bill; however, under the Constitution of Ukraine, no document can be approved by the Ukrainian Parliament unless there are 226 pro’s.
Russia is accountable for its actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, — Trump
US President Donald Trump discussed war in Donbas during the meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, according to the White House’s message.
FSB to hold large scale military drills in Crimea and offshore
FSB special forces are holding the drills to "prevent the terrorist attacks and the actions of the saboteurs" in the annexed Crimea, as well as in the sea. TASS reportes that citing the press-service of Russia's Federal Security Service.
Number of Russian troops increases in occupied Crimea, - Ukraine’s Border Guard Service
The number of Russian troops grew higher on the territory of the occupied Crimea. Viktor Nazarenko, the Head of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that in his interview to Interfax-Ukraine.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister stated that Donbas and Crimea are most troubled grey zones in Europe
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin took part in the 127th meeting of Committee of Ministers of the European Council at the level of Heads of Foreign Ministries, which took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, on May 19. Klimkin announced during the meeting that Donbas and Crimea are the most troubled grey zones in Europe. This was reported by the press service of Ukrainian MFA.