annexation of Crimea

Russia ‘could face sanctions’ over Syrian war

Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow, reports with reference to the BBC. The UK has suggested threatening tightly-focused sanctions on Russian and Syrian military officers. The moves follow the latest apparent use of

Kremlin tells Trump it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

Moscow claims tat an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of Russia in a 2014 referendum wanting protection from what the Kremlin cast as an illegal coup in Kyiv, reports with reference to Reuters. Ukraine says the referendum was

Rex Tillerson: ‘Russia Had No Right to Take Crimea’

Speaking with Senator Ben Cardin during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rex Tillerson said: “Russia had no right to take Crimea,” Bloomberg reports. According to The Washington Times, Tillerson also said that the

Trump says he would consider recognizing Crimea as part of Russia

"I'm going to take a look at it," Trump said in an interview broadcast on July 31 on the U.S. television program This Week, according to the RFE/RL report. "But you know, the people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would

President Poroshenko: Return of Crimea to Ukraine is an issue of the whole world

Speaking at the premiere of “Crimea. Resistance” documentary, President Poroshenko emphasized the necessity of making amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine and providing the right to self-determination as a part of sovereign Ukraine for Crimean Tatars, reports with reference to

Crimean Tatars leader sees no military solution to regaining Crimea

Dzhemilev made this statement during an interview with the Voice of America's Russian Service, reports with reference to UNIAN. In discussing how Ukraine might counter Russia's aggression, Dzhemilev noted that Ukraine’s most realistic option remains assistance from the North Atlantic Treaty

Six countries support Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea

Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea have officially supported Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. Each nation is generally considered a rogue or a teetering state with deep historical roots connecting it to Russia and the former Soviet Union, Jeremy Bender

72nd anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation: UN calls on Russia to respect minority rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville said the persecution of Tatars has grown during two years of Russian annexation of the peninsula, marked by the intimidation, harassment, and jailing of Tatar officials, RFERL reports. "Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have

OSCE: Free expression, freedom of media remain under threat in Crimea

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about the intimidation of journalist Nikolay Semena in Crimea, Ukraine, reports. According to reports, in the early hours of 19 April Semena’s apartment in Simferopol was searched and his

Russian police raided homes of Crimean journalists

On Tuesday April 19 the Russian police conducted searches in the homes of three journalists in the occupied Crimea, according to the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, reports with reference to Crimea. Reality. According to him, after searches, journalists were taken to the