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UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of international law, EU.

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents.

MOSCOW — Vedzhie Kashka, a diminutive 83-year-old Crimean Tatar activist who collapsed during a Russian security operation and died hours later, was buried on Friday in a funeral ceremony that drew mourners from across Crimea. The post New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Crimean Tatar leader Dzhemilev: At least 250,000 people from Russia brought to occupied Crimea.

The Ukrainian president's envoy for the Crimean Tatar people, MP and Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev says Russia rudely violates the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of compulsory change in the demographic situation in the occupied territory.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko: Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of int'l law, EU.

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported.

- UNIAN - UA

Crimean Tatar activist, 82, dies after raid by Russian authorities.

Despite international condemnation and a United Nations Court ruling that it stop the persecution of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula occupied by Russia since early 2014, the Kremlin is continuing its repression of the peninsula’s indigenous nation. The latest victim was Vedzhiye Kashka, an 82-year-old ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian victim of Russia’s first ‘absolutely Stalinist trial” spends 4th birthday in brutal isolation.

Oleksandr Kolchenko is spending a fourth birthday in Russian captivity, one of the first victims of Russia’s mounting appetite for fake ‘terrorism’ show trials, aimed at crushing dissent, and trying to provide justification for Russia’s invasion and occupation of Crimea.  He and Ukrainian ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Russia causes the death of revered veteran of the Crimean Tatar National Movement, then tries to hide it.

83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka, victim of the 1944 Deportation and veteran of the non-violent struggle of the Crimean Tatar people for their rights, died on November 23 after Russian FSB officers burst into a restaurant where she had been sitting and tried to detain her.

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Klimkin: Crimean Tatar woman of 82 dies at hands of Russian occupation forces.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin blames Russian security forces for the death of an acclaimed veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Vedzhie Kashka.

- UNIAN - UA

Klimkin says he discussed in Brussels Russian authorities' crimes in Crimea.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that at his meetings in Brussels, Belgium, he raises the issue of crimes of the Russian authorities in the occupied Crimea, where on Thursday after police searches a 82-year-old Crimean Tatar woman died. “Today, 82-year-old Vedzhiye Kashka, a veteran of the Crimean ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Veteran Crimean Tatar Activist Dies As Associates Detained By Russia.

Russian security officers detained several Crimean Tatar activists in Crimea on November 23, a move that comes amid continuing pressure on a group that has broadly opposed Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Veteran Crimean Tatar activist dies after associates detained by Russia – media.

An elderly Crimean Tatar activist has died after her associates were detained by Russian security officers in Crimea amid continuing pressure on a group that has broadly opposed Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

RFE/RL: Veteran Crimean Tatar activist dies after associates detained by Russia

An elderly Crimean Tatar activist has died after her associates were detained by Russian security officers in Crimea amid continuing pressure on a group that has broadly opposed Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula. The post RFE/RL: Veteran Crimean Tatar activist dies after associates detained by Russia appeared ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Moscow prosecutors to process statements regarding Sobchak's remarks on Crimea

MOSCOW - The Moscow Prosecutor General's Office has promised to process statements filed by citizens in connection with the high-profile remarks on Crimea made by television personality Kseniya Sobchak. “The requests filed by citizens with the Moscow Prosecutor General's Office for an inquiry into Kseniya Sobchak's ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Guardian: Bad Roads review – love, sex and terror in violent vignettes from Ukraine

Theatre can sometimes jolt the memory. At a time when Ukraine has fallen off the media radar, this play by Natal’ya Vorozhbit, translated by Sasha Dugdale, provides a powerful reminder of the bitterness of the war that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. In particular, it makes the point that women ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Crimean Tatars' Dzhemilev: Russia violates Geneva Convention of 1949

Russian occupiers in the illegally-annexed Crimea persecute those who express dissent with de-facto authorities, Commissioner of the Ukrainian President for Crimean Tatar affairs, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said at a meeting with Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Rainin and the delegation of the Congress of local and ...

- UNIAN - UA

Power struggle in eastern Ukraine threatens peace process

Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Sobchak says Prosecutor General's Office inquiring into her statements on Crimea

MOSCOW - Russian television personality Kseniya Sobchak, who has announced her intention to run for president in 2018, said that the Prosecutor General's Office is inquiring into her statements regarding Crimea. “A check by the Prosecutor General's Office is already underway, they're inquiring into my statements on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU slaps sanctions on top official in Ukraine's Sevastopol – media

The European Union has slapped a travel ban and asset freeze on the top official in the city of Sevastopol, which Russia annexed along with Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014, according to CNBC with reference to The Associated Press.

- UNIAN - UA

Czech President Milos Zeman Urges the EU to Stop Sanctions Against Russia

Czech President Milos Zeman has called for an end to the EU sanctions imposed against Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine and the measures taken by Moscow to retaliate. The Pro-russian veteran made remarks after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. "I have not accepted these ...

- Novinite - BG

Russian blackmail in the Council of Europe?

The Council of Europe could become the first European institution to lift sanctions imposed on Russia for annexing Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. This would be a major blow to democratic values on the European continent, write Volodymyr Yermolenko and Sergiy Sydorenko.

- EurActive - UK

Newsweek: In Ukraine, Crimea's Tatars haunted by a second exile

Ever since the Russian annexation of Crimea in early 2014, thousands of minority Muslim Crimean Tatars have fled the peninsula, many to the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Lviv. The post Newsweek: In Ukraine, Crimea's Tatars haunted by a second exile appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: EU slaps sanctions on top official in Ukraine's Sevastopol

BRUSSELS — The European Union has slapped a travel ban and asset freeze on the top official in the city of Sevastopol, which Russia annexed along with Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The post Associated Press: EU slaps sanctions on top official in Ukraine's Sevastopol appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrinform: Human rights violations in Crimea recorded every three days

Human rights violations are recorded in the occupied Crimea every three days. More than 400 cases related to violations of rights and freedoms have occurred on the peninsula for a total of 45 months of occupation. The post Ukrinform: Human rights violations in Crimea recorded every three days appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU slaps sanctions on top official in Ukraine's Sevastopol

- Townhall.com - US

112.ua: MFA sent protest note to Russia due to Putin’s visit to Crimea

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note of protest to Russia due to the illegal visit of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia to the territory annexed Crimea as the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported. The post 112.ua: MFA sent protest note to Russia due to Putin’s visit to Crimea appeared ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The story of gherkins: from India to Crimea

An alien fruit took root in India two decades ago, sparking an export-driven boom that brought overnight prosperity to thousands of farmers. But today gherkin cultivation is in crisis, and the fingers...

- The Hindu - IN

Activists in St. Petersburg stage single-person pickets to support Crimean Tatars

Activists in Russia's St. Petersburg staged single-person pickets on November 18 in support of the Crimean Tatars, and against reprisals in the Russian-occupied Crimean, according to Strategy-18 public initiative, as reported by RFE/RL's Ukrainian service.

- UNIAN - UA

Crimean Tatar activist detained in Simferopol

Crimean Tatar activist Ruslan Belyalov was detained in the city of Simferopol in the Russian-occupied Crimea on November 19, according to lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.

- UNIAN - UA

The Telegraph: Putin seeks reflected glory of Russian tsars as he unveils statue in Crimea

Vladimir Putin has unveiled a giant statue of Alexander III in Crimea with a speech drawing parallels between the rule of the conservative tsar and his own 18 years in power. The post The Telegraph: Putin seeks reflected glory of Russian tsars as he unveils statue in Crimea appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia threatens to halt cooperation with Dutch museums amid Scythian gold row

Moscow has accused the Netherlands of seizing gold artifacts claimed by the Kremlin following Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, according to Newsweek.

- UNIAN - UA

Former US under secretary of state describes the Russian disinformation campaign on Crimea in 2014 and how the same tactics were used in the 2016 US election

Rick Stengel / Politico: Former US under secretary of state describes the Russian disinformation campaign on Crimea in 2014 and how the same tactics were used in the 2016 US election  —  Russian disinformation around Ukraine set the stage for the Kremlin's election meddling here.  Clinton saw it coming, but ...

- Mediagazer - US

Dramatic photos from Ukraine war now on display in New York

“Warning: some photos may be shocking.” That's what BBC Ukraine wrote about “.RAW,” a book of documentary photography about the EuroMaidan Revolution, Crimea annexation, and the war in the eastern Ukraine. The photos featured in the book will be exhibited in the Ukrainian Museum in New York, United ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland

The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to ...

- Voice of America - US

EU Ambassador to Ukraine: House searches, arrests and other persecution of Crimean Tatars should stop

The searches that have been conducted in homes of Crimean Tatars, in the past few weeks in Crimea occupied by Russia are illegal, as well as their arrests, seizures of their assets are illegal, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has said. “As recommended in that report The post EU Ambassador to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia seeks to fence off occupied Crimea from Ukraine before July 2018

The Russian government plans to complete before July 2018 the construction of barrier structures along the de-facto border of annexed Crimea with Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

EU Delegation head condemns recent searches in Crimean Tatars' houses

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has condemned recent searches in the houses of Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea.

- UNIAN - UA

RFE/RL: Harvesting a rare form of salt in Crimea

A saltwater lagoon known as Lake Sasyk-Sivash on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula is the source of a rare resource: pink salt. The mineral is tinted by tiny algae that produce the pigment beta-carotene. Each autumn, seasonal workers collect thousands of tons of pink salt for processing and export. The post RFE/RL: Harvesting a ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Russia seeks to fence off Crimea from Ukraine before July 2018

The Russian government plans to complete before July 2018 the construction of barrier structures along the de-facto border of annexed Crimea with Ukraine. The post UNIAN: Russia seeks to fence off Crimea from Ukraine before July 2018 appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Another Crimean Tatar taken away ‘voluntarily’ after armed search

The whereabouts are unknown of Mustafa Mustafaev who was taken away by the armed and masked men who burst into the home he shares with his wife, a teacher of Crimean Tatar, and their sons. Crimean Tatar activists also report the worrying shots fired at a Crimean Tatar man’s home and view it as another form of ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Russia-controlled court in Crimea takes 5 minutes to jail Ukrainian academic for 5 years

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has sentenced internationally-known academic Dmytro Shtyblikov to five years’ maximum security imprisonment on wildly implausible ‘sabotage’ charges.  Shtyblikov had been prevented from seeing an independent lawyer for over a year, and there are very strong grounds for ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

'Others think like me, but are scared to say it' - Zeman

EU's "double standards on Crimea’s reunification with Russia are a bad practice," Czech President Milos Zeman has said, according to TASS. As an example of these double standards, Zeman mentioned Kosovo and Crimea.

- B92 - SK

NYT says Crimea marked as 'disputed territory' consistent approach

The New York Times says that the newspaper did not recognize Russia’s position on Crimea by marking the peninsula on an illustration map to a column on Kerch bridge as “disputed territory” and that the move is in line with the publication’s standards, RBC reported citing NYT’s formal reply to ...

- UNIAN - UA

Putin’s Bridge to Crimea May Carry More Symbolism Than Traffic

The $7 billion megaproject is the latest in a series of the type much beloved by President Vladimir V. Putin, broadcasting his claim to the Crimean peninsula and touting Russian engineering.

- International NY Times - US

Putin’s Bridge to Crimea May Carry More Symbolism Than Traffic

The $7 billion megaproject is likely to come more freighted with symbolism than traffic, cementing Russia’s claim to the peninsula and touting Russian engineering.

- International NY Times - US

What Is the Public Mood Like in Crimea?

A new survey spells out the disrupted links to the rest of Ukraine, limited travel by Crimeans to other parts of Russia, a near-complete integration into the Russian media sphere, and continuing repression of the Tatars.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

NATO's Eastern Flank and Its Future Relationship With Russia

Russia's annexation of Crimea and its invasion of eastern Ukraine unified NATO and prompted allies to beef up defenses. But the process of strengthening the alliance's Eastern flank is far from over.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Ukraine's Internally Displaced Persons: Understanding Population Displacement in Ukraine

Invitation Only Research Event 6 Nov 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Melinda Harding, Editor, Ukraine Alert, Atlantic CouncilBen Robinson, Fellow, Institute of StatecraftDr Irina Kuznetsova, University of BirminghamAmbassador John E. Herbst, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic ...

- Chatham House - UK

How Ukraine views Russia and the West

Following the Soviet Union's collapse, Ukraine and Russia maintained relations that at times were testy, but their differences largely appeared manageable. That changed in 2014, when the Kremlin used military force to seize Crimea and then supported armed separatism in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. As a result, ...

- Brookings - US

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