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    Head of Norway’s Delegation Says No Human Rights Violations Found in Crimea
    Oct12

    Head of Norway’s Delegation Says No Human Rights Violations Found in Crimea

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) – The delegation, which included 11 politicians and businessmen from Norway, as well as two German lawmakers, started its week-long visit to Crimea on Thursday. In late September, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office (OHCHR) released a report, claiming that human rights violations in Crimea had multiplied since...

    Issue of Russia’s Sovereignty Over Crimea is Closed – Crimean Authorities
    Oct11

    Issue of Russia’s Sovereignty Over Crimea is Closed – Crimean Authorities

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The issue of Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea cannot be placed into question by other states, the head of Crimean Government’s Committee for Ethnic Relations Zaur Smirnov told Sputnik Tuesday, commenting on proposal by Czech President Milos Zeman regarding the possibility for Moscow to compensate Kiev...

    Russian Lawmakers Question Ukraine’s Report on Voronenkov’s Murder
    Oct10

    Russian Lawmakers Question Ukraine’s Report on Voronenkov’s Murder

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said on Monday that the investigation concluded that the murder was ordered by Vladimir Tyurin, the former partner of Denis Voronenkov’s widow Maria Maksakova. At the same time, Lutsenko indicated that the killing was planned by the Russian Federal Security Service in...

    Norway’s Delegation Seeking Cooperation With Crimea After Visiting Region
    Oct09

    Norway’s Delegation Seeking Cooperation With Crimea After Visiting Region

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — A Norwegian delegation has expressed its willingness to cooperate with Crimea and establish friendly relations with the Russian region after paying an official visit to the peninsula, member of the Crimean parliament Yury Gempel told Sputnik on Monday. The delegation comprising 11 Norwegian politicians and businessmen, as...

    Poroshenko Signs Bill Extending Special Status of Donbass for 1 Year
    Oct07

    Poroshenko Signs Bill Extending Special Status of Donbass for 1 Year

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill extending the special status of Donbass region in eastern Ukraine for a year, the presidential press service said in a statement Saturday. “President Petro Poroshenko signed the bill on the creation of the necessary conditions for the peaceful settlement of the situation in the...

    Russia Reacts to Kiev’s Lawsuit Over Kerch Bridge Construction
    Oct01

    Russia Reacts to Kiev’s Lawsuit Over Kerch Bridge Construction

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian authorities’ lawsuits against Russia over the construction a bridge between Crimea and Russia’s Krasnodar will not be able to hinder the historic construction works, Deputy Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Polonsky said Saturday. On Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave instructions to sue...

    Moscow Court Authorizes Arrest of Two Russians Suspected of Spying for Ukraine
    Sep30

    Moscow Court Authorizes Arrest of Two Russians Suspected of Spying for Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Residents of Crimea Anna Sukhonosova and Dmitry Dolgopolov, suspected of spying for Ukraine, were arrested Friday following a ruling by the Moscow District Military Court, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The FSB operatives detained Suhonosova and Dolgopolov, who collected and passed on to the Ukrainian security...

    Ukrainian President to Sue Russia Over Crimea Bridge Construction
    Sep30

    Ukrainian President to Sue Russia Over Crimea Bridge Construction

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given instructions to sue Russia for causing “environmental damage” as a result of building a bridge to Crimea, Ukrainian presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said Friday. “The president gave instructions to sue the Russian Federation because of environmental damage from the...

    Ukrainian Court Sentences Two Journalists to Nine Years in Prison
    Sep29

    Ukrainian Court Sentences Two Journalists to Nine Years in Prison

    KIEV (Sputnik) — A court in Ukraine’s Zhytomyr region sentenced two journalists, who had been previously detained on charges of separatism, to nine years in prison, local media reported. The Andrushovsky court of the Zhytomyr region found journalists Dmitry Vasilets and Evgeny Timonin guilty, both were given nine years in prison, including...

    No Written Proposals Sent to Russia on UN Donbass Mission – Lavrov
    Sep24

    No Written Proposals Sent to Russia on UN Donbass Mission – Lavrov

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Russia has not received any concrete written proposals from any country regarding deployment of UN peacekeeping mission in Donbass, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday. “We have made a proposal [on deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas] and provided reasoning for it in all ways possible, including through...

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