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    Ukrainian citizen Panov illegally captured and tortured in Crimea into confessing – lawyer
    Dec06

    Ukrainian citizen Panov illegally captured and tortured in Crimea into confessing – lawyer

    Ukrainian citizen Yevhen Panov was reportedly tortured into confessing ”sabotage” plans for Crimea after he had been detained on the Russian-occupied peninsula, according to the detainee`s lawyer. ”There`s some hidden agenda in the case. According to my client, investigators still visit him and persuade him to give up our services as lawyers,”...

    MFA Ukraine exposes Russia`s violations of Budapest memorandum on 22nd anniversary of signing
    Dec05

    MFA Ukraine exposes Russia`s violations of Budapest memorandum on 22nd anniversary of signing

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry published on Twitter a statement condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine despite commitments undertaken as a party to the Budapest memorandum of 1994. ”22 years ago Budapest Memorandum was signed. Russia showed utter contempt and disregard for it by occupying Crimea and invading Eastern Ukraine,” the Ukrainian...

    Prosecutor General`s Office gets evidence of Russia using Ukraine`s drilling platforms in Black Sea
    Dec04

    Prosecutor General`s Office gets evidence of Russia using Ukraine`s drilling platforms in Black Sea

    Violations against Ukrainian drilling platforms in the Black Sea, seized by the Russian Federation, may strengthen Ukraine`s position in lawsuits against Russia, according to a statement published on the website of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. Military prosecutors recorded the fact of changing the navigation data of drilling...

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award
    Dec04

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service`s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony today presided over by BBG Chief Executive Officer...

    Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”
    Dec03

    Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”

    Pechersk District Court of Kyiv ordered to seize the ”Scythian gold”, which was exhibited at the expo in the Netherlands titled Crimea – the golden island in the Black Sea, as reported by the press service of the Prosecutor`s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In addition, a copy of the court order was forwarded to Interpol with a...

    Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea
    Dec03

    Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea

    During their visit to NATO Headquarters, the Ukrainian delegation handed over the Allies information, which indicates possible transportation of chemical weapons from Syria to the occupied Crimea, head of Ukraine`s Permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, MP Iryna Friz (BPP) has told UNIAN. ”We handed over an analytical report on...

    Putin on revision of Sentsov verdict: ”Appropriate conditions should ripen”
    Dec02

    Putin on revision of Sentsov verdict: ”Appropriate conditions should ripen”

    During the meeting of the Council for Culture and Arts and of the Council on the Russian language of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, Russian film director Alexander Sokurov appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconsider the verdict of Ukrainian citizen Oleh Sentsov. Putin refused, citing the fact that ”in a Russian way and...

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst
    Dec02

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst

    Ukrainian political expert Oleksandr Khara spoke with Ukraine Today on missile drills near Crimea and the Russian threats of a harsh response. ”Russia is trying to make a grip over Ukraine, to threaten it by military means and to wage its hybrid war, so it`s a natural reaction of Ukrainian military to improve their ability to defend the country...

    Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards
    Dec01

    Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards

    Ukrainian Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian says the Russian Federation plans to replace paratroopers from Stavropol, who have been serving in the north of occupied Crimea near the administrative border with mainland Ukraine from August, by paratroopers from Tula. ”Preparations for the immediate rotation of airborne units of the...

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea
    Dec01

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explains that the only reason why Ukraine is now conducting missile tests in the country`s south near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula is the need to get prepared for a full-scale Russian incursion. ”Let me emphasize once again: the only reason that makes us conduct these exercises [by Ukraine`s Air...

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