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Russia continues construction of Crimea power plant

July 11, 2017 7:23 pm
Russia continues construction of Crimea power plant

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak answers reporters’ questions during a meeting for the 2nd Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of OPEC, in Kuwait City, on March 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said that his country will continue the building of two power plants in Crimea. […]

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US repeats its condemnation of Russia’s reunification with Crimea

March 17, 2017 10:30 pm
US repeats its condemnation of Russia’s reunification with Crimea

US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner answers reporters’ questions on March 7, 2017. (AFP photo) The United States has once again condemned Russia’s reunification with Crimea in 2014, vowing to maintain related sanctions until Moscow returns the strategic Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine. US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner […]

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Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

February 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (file photo) Russia has rejected US calls to “return” Crimea to Ukraine, saying that the strategic peninsula in the Baltic Sea is part of Russian territory. “We don’t give back our own territory. Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation,” Russian Foreign Ministry […]

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Russia rejects US envoy’s remarks on Crimea

February 3, 2017 4:45 pm
Russia rejects US envoy’s remarks on Crimea

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin (photo by AFP) Russia has dismissed accusations by the newly-appointed US envoy to the United Nations about the Crimean Peninsula, saying people in the territory made a conscious decision to join Russia in a referendum more than two years ago. During a […]

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Dutch court orders return of Crimea treasures to Ukraine

December 14, 2016 10:30 pm
Dutch court orders return of Crimea treasures to Ukraine

The photo taken on August 21, 2014, shows a visitor looking at artifacts on display during the exhibition ‘Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea’ at Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Photo by AFP) A court in the Netherlands has ordered the return of treasures belonging to […]

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Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimean Peninsula, stirring tensions with Russia

December 1, 2016 12:10 pm
Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimean Peninsula, stirring tensions with Russia

Soviet-made tactical ballistic missile complexes Tochka (Point) roll during a military parade in Kiev on August 24, 2016, to celebrate Independence Day, 25 years after Ukraine gained independence from the former Soviet Union. (Photo by AFP) Ukraine has declared the start of a two-day, major missile test near the Crimean […]

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US denounce Russian parliamentary elections planned for the Crimean peninsula

September 17, 2016 7:30 am
US denounce Russian parliamentary elections planned for the Crimean peninsula

US State Department spokesman John Kirby The United States has denounced upcoming Russian parliamentary elections planned for the Crimean peninsula, saying it “does not recognize the legitimacy” of the process. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned […]

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Russia launches final stage of massive drills in Black Sea peninsula of Crimea

September 9, 2016 8:00 pm
Russia launches final stage of massive drills in Black Sea peninsula of Crimea

Russia has launched the final stage of its massive military drills in the strategic Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. On Friday, Russian navy ships, fighter jets and ground troops took part in the final stage of the biggest military exercises in Crimea since it joined the Russian Federation two years ago. “On […]

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EU vows to back Kiev amid escalating tensions with Russia over Crimea

August 13, 2016 10:18 am
EU vows to back Kiev amid escalating tensions with Russia over Crimea

EU’s Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Chief Federica Mogherini (AFP photo) The European Union has vowed continued support for Ukraine amid growing tensions between Kiev and Moscow around the Crimean Peninsula. EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reiterated the bloc’s“unwavering” support for Ukraine’s sovereignty on Friday while calling on the country and neighboring […]

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Russia deploys S-400 missile system to Crimea

August 12, 2016 4:56 pm
Russia deploys S-400 missile system to Crimea

Russia’s S-400 air defense missile systems roll at the Red Square during a military parade in the capital Moscow on May 7, 2016. ©AFP Russia has deployed a regiment of its advanced S-400 air defense missile system to Crimea as a dispute deepens between Moscow and Kiev over the security situation […]

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US urges Ukraine-Russia restraint over Crimea

4:30 am
US urges Ukraine-Russia restraint over Crimea

Children hold portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin as they take part in a rally to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, on February 23, 2016. (AFP photo) The United States has urged Ukraine and Russia to show restraint after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko […]

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Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko puts troops on alert near Crimea, in Donbass amid Kiev-Moscow tensions

August 11, 2016 7:00 pm
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko puts troops on alert near Crimea, in Donbass amid Kiev-Moscow tensions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (AFP photo) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has put all military troops and units near Crimea and in the east of the country on the highest level of alert, amid growing tensions and fears of military confrontation between Kiev and Moscow. Poroshenko said on Thursday that he had ordered all […]

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Russia says Ukraine incursion into Crimea thwarted

August 10, 2016 6:00 pm
Russia says Ukraine incursion into Crimea thwarted

The file photo shows a view of the entrance to an airport in Crimea. Russia’s Federal Security Service said Wednesday it has thwarted an incursion by Ukraine’s military into Crimea, saying two Russians were killed in the incident. The armed incursion into Crimea was meant to target critical infrastructure in the […]

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President Vladimir Putin merges Crimea into Russia’s southern region

July 29, 2016 1:34 pm
President Vladimir Putin merges Crimea into Russia’s southern region

People take part in a rally in the Crimean city of Yalta on March 18, 2016, to mark two years since the Black Sea peninsula rejoined Russia. ©AFP President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree merging the Crimean Peninsula, which separated from Ukraine and rejoined Russia two years ago, into the […]

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