Germany calls for quick decisions on further EU sanctions ov...
... the spokesman said the implementation process of its decisions, which saw an extension of sanctions to companies, would be accelerated.
"Further decisions on restrictions of investment and trade with Crimea
will be introduced before the end of July."
He stressed the Contact Group, which is comprised of representatives from the OSCE, Russia and Ukraine,...
Russia to set up gambling zone in Crimea
July 23 (Xinhua) Russia will establish a gambling zone in its newlyadopted Crimea
, and enlarge another one in southern Krasnodar to include Sochi, an official statement said Wednesday.
Crimean authorities could decide the borders of the zone,...
Malaysian airliner crash further setback to New Zealand-Russ...
...FTA) is likely to be further postponed after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine, a Russian economist in New Zealand said Wednesday.
The negotiations suspended due to the crisis in Crimea
earlier this year would "not restart any time soon," Massey University Associate Professor Sasha Molchanov said in a statement.
New Zealand exports to Russia were fairly modest at about 260 million NZ dollars (225.63 million U.S. dollars)...
Ukrainian parliament passes partial mobilization bill
...dissemination of terrorism" on its territory, which has resulted in the deaths of civilians, militaries and law enforcement personnel.
Ukraine declared partial military mobilization for the first time in midMarch, following its Black Sea Crimea
peninsula's affiliation with Russia.
Kiev carried out the second wave of reservist deployment in early May, when tensions in the eastern part of the country escalated....
Commentary: Hasty conclusion on airliner crash detrimental t...
... while condemning Russia's military intervention.
The onesided accusation is not surprising in light of their longtime stance on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, and their attitude towards Russia's absorption of Crimea
But without convincing evidence, jumping to a conclusion will only heighten regional tension and is not conducive to finding out the truth....
Malaysia Airlines MH17 should not have been there: Australia...
The records of Britian's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) showed a notice posted almost one month ago which called on Europe's cluttered civil air carriers not to choose to use air corridors within or surrounding the contended regions of the avoid Crimea
or the RussianUkrainian southern borders.
These danger areas were highlighted throughout June and included the entire Crimea
Russia's Black Sea,...
Airlines avoid flying over Ukraine after Malaysian plane cra...
..." the company said in a statement.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had issued a warning earlier this year against flying over portions of Ukraine in the Crimea
region, according to notices posted on the agency's website.
Air France said it had "taken the decision to no longer fly over eastern Ukraine as soon as it heard of the event."...
EU adds 11 people to sanction list over Ukraine situation
... who are responsible for actions "undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence", will be targeted with a travel ban and a freeze of their assets within the EU.
At the same time, two confiscated entities in Crimea
and Sevastopol remain under asset freeze.
The legal texts with the list of persons concerned will be published tomorrow in the EU Official Journal and will enter into force at the same time....
|Amazing scenery of "Rotten Sea"
Photographer Sergey Anashkevych captures the incredible images of salt flats in Crimea
. Lake Sivash is also known as the "Rotten Sea", it's unique dazzling red colours caused by rapid propagation of Dunaliella algae in an abandoned mine. (Source: CRI Online)
Russian navy starts drills in Black Sea
... along with Crimean Peninsula, became a part of Russia in midMarch. The Ukrainian navy which shared the Sevastopol port with Russia vacated their Sevastopol barracks soon afterwards.
Kiev and the West do not recognize the Russian takeover of Crimea
and Sevastopol. The new Ukrainian defense minister said Thursday that Kiev will eventually retrieve Crimea
under its control....
Ukrainian new defense minister vows to regain Crimea
Ukrainian new defense minister vows to regain Crimea
• Ukraine will eventually retrieved Crimea
under its control, Ukraine's defense minister said Thursday.
• The Ukrainian parliament Thursday appointed Valery Geletei as defense minister.
•On March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to integrate Crimea
FM press conference on June 27 (full text)
Q: In a recent tourism forum held in Beijing, representatives from Russian tourism authorities said that they were studying on the visefree policy for Chinese tourists who travel to Crimea
. A majority of countries still take Crimea
.as Ukrainian territory, and what is China's comment on this?
A: I am not aware of this. Over the past long time,...
Moscow warns military actions undermine NATO's own security
... Grushko said, and Moscow would proceed with the deferred programs either on its own or in cooperation with nonNATO countries.
NATO has suspended all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, since the Crimea
referendum. However, it opted to keep open political dialogue in the NATORussia Council.
Grushko blamed NATO for persistent accusations that Russia was intervening in the Ukraine crisis. He described U.S. State Secretary John Kerry'...
Crimea ready for infrastructure renovation and international...
... June 25 (Xinhua) Major Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Israeli and Austrian companies expressed their interest in public private partnership projects for highway renovation in Crimea
, Russia's Federal Road Transport Agency, Rosavtodor, said on Wednesday.
"There is a really huge amount of work in Crimea
," the Itar Tass news agency quoted a senior official of Rosavtodor as saying.
Russia official hopes not to allow use of forces in Ukraine ...
... Matviyenko said, stressing that "Kiev should follow pragmatic approach and common sense for the development of cooperation between the two countries."
She said that dispute over Crimea
's status between Moscow and Kiev should not hinder normalization of the bilateral relations.
'today is a defacto and dejure part of the Russian Federation. No compromise could be made about that."...
Putin, Austrian President Fischer call for extension of ceas...
... He also spoke out against sanctions toward Russia, saying they were not an effective means of resolving a dispute except in extreme cases, and called for more dialogue.
Fischer said a key point of disagreement between the two parties was the Crimea
issue, the Russians arguing in favor of its move there and using Kosovo as an example for their position, while Fischer claims the comparison was not entirely applicable.
In light of criticism on the meeting from outside,...
Over 14,000 Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Russia
... with over 14,200 people nearly 6,500 children living in them," a ministry spokesman said. "Six more mobile temporary accommodation sites have been set up with a capacity of 3,000 people."
The Rostov region and Crimea
have the largest number of refugees. The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and regional governments have jointly worked to help the refugees, according to the spokesman.
"Six 'air bridges'...
EU to ban import from Crimea, Sevastopol
EU to ban import from Crimea
BRUSSELS, June 23 (Xinhua) The Council of European Union (EU) on Monday decided to refuse the goods originating in Crimea
,or Sevastopol into its member states,...
Spotlight: Will ceasefire lead to peace in Ukraine?
...significant" military forces near the border.
"This is the closest Russian troops have come to the Ukraine territory since their invasion of Crimea
," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told Friday's press briefing, citing U.S. intelligence.
Moscow, meanwhile, said the military buildup near Ukraine was to shore up the leaky frontier,...
U.S. slaps sanctions on seven individuals over Ukraine
..." said David Cohen, Under Treasury Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
The United States will continue to take action to hold accountable those persons engaged in efforts to destabilize Crimea
and eastern Ukraine, Cohen said....