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Section: Crimea Crisis

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin
    Dec12

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the possible handover of Ukrainian citizens convicted in Russia is currently on the agenda, though he gave no particular names, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”This issue has been repeatedly discussed during the contacts of working groups, it was mentioned by the Ukrainian side at the Berlin meeting of...

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia
    Dec10

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia

    Crimean human rights activists claim at least 2,200 prisoners with Ukrainian citizenship have been relocated from occupied Crimea to Russia since the beginning of the occupation. ”According to expert of the Regional Centre for Human Rights, lawyer Roman Martynovskiy, only for the period of the occupation of Crimea at least 2,200 detained citizens...

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation
    Dec09

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation

    Russia intends to use the improvement of relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” the annexation of Crimea among the Crimean Tatar population, according to the Information Resistance activist group. ”In particular, Russian State Duma MP, Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on Nationalities Ruslan Balbek has told a number of confidants that one...

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”
    Dec08

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko says that the northeastern part of the Black Sea has turned into a ”grey area” due to Russia-occupied Crimea. ”In view of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine`s rights as a coastal state in the maritime zones adjacent to...

    Ukraine against forced mental health tests of four Ukrainians detained in Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine against forced mental health tests of four Ukrainians detained in Crimea

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared a protest against an unlawful and forced assessment of the metal health of four Ukrainian citizens who were illegally detained by the Russian occupying authorities in Crimea. The forced mental health assessment of Vadym Siruk, Muslim Aliyev, Refat Alimov, and Arsen Dzhepparov who are groundlessly...

    Ukraine may seize first foreign ship for visits to occupied Crimea
    Dec07

    Ukraine may seize first foreign ship for visits to occupied Crimea

    Tanzania`s freight ship, SKY MOON, which illegally crossed the Ukrainian administrative border with Russia-occupied Crimea may be seized in favor of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service. The vessel was towed to the Ukrainian port of Reni after which members of the local military prosecutor`s office came on board the ship to...

    FSB on ”ghost hunt in occupied Crimea: Russian media tell of trial of ”Ukrainian saboteurs”
    Dec06

    FSB on ”ghost hunt in occupied Crimea: Russian media tell of trial of ”Ukrainian saboteurs”

    Lefortovo District Court of Moscow extended the arrest of citizens of Ukraine Yevgeny Panov and Andriy Zakhtey, charged with plotting terrorist attacks in the occupied Crimea. However, the defense insists that the suspects were simply private taxi drivers, according to Russia`s Kommersant newspaper. A court hearing was held on December 5 behind...

    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...

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