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    United Nations General Assembly votes for resolution on human rights in Crimea
    Dec20

    United Nations General Assembly votes for resolution on human rights in Crimea

    The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 19 voted for a resolution on human rights in Crimea, titled ”Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine),” which was initiated by Ukraine and supported by the UNGA Third Committee. Seventy UN member states backed the document, 77...

    Russian occupation authorities in Crimea put human rights activist in psychiatric ward
    Dec17

    Russian occupation authorities in Crimea put human rights activist in psychiatric ward

    Human rights activist Amir-Usein Kuku, who is one of the suspects of a so-called ”Hizb-ut-Tahrir case” has been thrown into a solitary confinement in a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol, where he was placed for a mandatory psychiatric examination, Radio Liberty reported citing the activist`s lawyer, Eden Semedlyaev, as saying. The information came...

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president
    Dec17

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president

    Alexei Navalny claimed he intends to hold an ”honest referendum” in Crimea and to completely fulfil Minsk agreements if elected Russia`s president in 2018, the Ukraine Today reports citing RFE/RL. ”The first step we must take is fulfilling the Minsk agreement. Basically, Putin himself speaks endlessly about it, but virtually nothing is really...

    Russia may introduce strict registration control of Ukrainians who visit occupied Crimea
    Dec17

    Russia may introduce strict registration control of Ukrainians who visit occupied Crimea

    The Federal Agency for Nationalities (FAN) of the Russian Federation proposes to introduce a mechanism of strict registration of those who enter the territory of the occupied Crimea from Ukraine, TASS reported citing the agency official. FAN official Andrey Komissarov noted that migration regime in the occupied Crimea should be built, given the...

    National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils scenario if Russia attacked Ukraine amid missile tests
    Dec16

    National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils scenario if Russia attacked Ukraine amid missile tests

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that Ukraine was ready to counter any Russian provocation during the testing of new Ukrainian missiles near Russia-occupied Crimea, according to Ukrainian news portal Liga.net. He said that had Russia launched missile bombardment of Ukrainian missile...

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months

    The leaders of the European Union during a summit December 15 agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, Reuters tweeted. ”BREAKING: EU leaders agree on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months: diplomats,” Reuters wrote on Twitter. As reported earlier, the...

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International
    Dec15

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International

    The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, said Amnesty International in a report tilted ”In the Dark: The Silencing of Dissent, ” which was published on December 15. In the report, Amnesty International looks...

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people
    Dec14

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people

    The Russian Supreme Court has confirmed Ukrainian presidential envoy for the Crimean Tatar people and leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev is refused entry into Russia for five years, according to a lawyer. ”The Supreme Court did not change the ruling passed by the Moscow City Court on a five-year ban on Dzhemilev`s...

    Dutch court rules Scythian gold treasures from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv
    Dec14

    Dutch court rules Scythian gold treasures from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv

    A priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday in a judgment likely to anger Moscow, according to Reuters. There was no immediate reaction from Russian officials, but the ruling was likely to...

    Russia provides political kidnappings against Crimean Tatars
    Dec13

    Russia provides political kidnappings against Crimean Tatars

    Human rights activists have warned of a worsening campaign of harassment in Crimea against Crimean Tatars, including political arrests, trials and kidnappings, according to The Guardian. Two-and-a-half years after the Russia`s grab of Crimea, Crimean Tatar activists accuse the Russians of trying to scare them into submission, Crimean Tatar...

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