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  • Sevastopol legislative assembly endorses new City Charter

    04/11/2014 3:58:10 AM PDT · by goldstategop
    Itar-Tass ^ | 04/11/2014 | Itar-Tass
    EVASTOPOL, April 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly of the Russian Federal City Of Sevastopol, long-standing home base of Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet on the Crimean peninsula, have endorsed a new city charter on Friday. Sixty deputies voted for the decision and seven lawmakers did not participate in the voting. A city draft charter was offered by acting Sevastopol Governor Aleksei Chaliy. It has passed an expertise in the Russian Justice Ministry before. The St. Petersburg charter was taken as a basis of the charter of Sevastopol.
  • Russia, Ukraine Reach Agreement On Crimea Forces Return

    04/08/2014 2:05:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Interpretermag Ukraine Live Blog ^ | 4-8-2014 | Interpreter mag
    UkrInform.ua reports that the deputy head of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration, Andriy Senchenko, has announced that an agreement has been reached on the return of Ukraine’s ships from Russian-held Crimea. The first ships to return will be the corvette Ternopil, the missile boat Priluki and the tanker, Fastov, all of which are currently in Sevastopol. Simultaneously, the head of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s Crimean media centre, Vladislav Seleznev, announced that an agreement had been made on the return of Ukrainian aircraft from Crimea, adding that: One plane will fly home under its own power following maintenance, several more will be transported...
  • Crimea and the Federal City Of Sevastopol switch over to Moscow Time

    03/29/2014 8:51:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/30/2014 | Itar-Tass
    SIMFEROPOL, March 30. /ITAR-TASS/. The Republic of Crimea and the Federal City Of Sevastopol have just switched over to the Moscow time. “This is our time. Crimea and Sevastopol are now constituent parts of Russia, and the transition of all clocks in the city to the Moscow time is symbolic. It’s going to be another step towards full re-unification with Russia,” Svetlana Amontyefa, a native of Simferopol, told Itar-Tass on Saturday. Despite the fact that they will now have to wake up two hours earlier, the people of Crimea are sure they will get accustomed to living by Moscow time...
  • Putin submits proposals on denouncing some Russia-Ukraine agreements on Black Sea Fleet

    03/28/2014 6:34:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/28/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted a proposal to the State Duma on terminating the legal effect of a number of Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the parameters of division of the Black Sea Fleet that were signed on May 28, 1997, as well as on the status and conditions of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s deployment on the territory of Ukraine, on reciprocal payments in connection with the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s deployment in Ukraine, and on the stationing of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine (the latter agreement signed April 21, 2010). A report on...
  • Russian Federation Council ratifies treaty on Crimea’s entry to Russia

    03/21/2014 5:12:49 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/21/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Federation Council upper house of Russian Parliament has unanimously ratified the interstate treaty on reunification of the Republic of Crimea with the Russian Federation and formation of new constituent entities in the Russian Federation on Friday. 155 members of the upper house of Parliament voted for ratification of the document. Parliamentarians after the vote State Duma adopts documents on Crimea’s joining the Russian Federation March 20, the Russian State Duma adopted in first reading and a whole the federal constitutional law on Crimea’s admission to the Russian Federation and on creating new sub-federal entities — the...
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that America’s reaction to Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine should be,“so what?” “Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?” the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • Republic of Crimea considered accepted into Russian Federation (Crimea Part Of Russia Alert)

    03/18/2014 7:22:46 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 18. /ITAR-TASS/. The Republic of Crimea is considered to be accepted into Russia from Tuesday, March 18 — the date of signing the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea on the Accession of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation and Formation of New Subjects in the Russian Federation. It was signed on Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin, head of the Republic of Crimea’s State Council Vladimir Konstantinov, the Republic’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov and Sevastopol’s Mayor Aleksei Chalyi. “From the day of the Republic of Crimea’s admission to the Russian Federation,...
  • Putin Signs Decree Recognizing Crimea As Independent And Sovereign State

    03/17/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 77 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 17, /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state. “1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the City Of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state,” the decree said. The decree entered into force upon signature, the presidential press service said.
  • More than 95% Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia, says official (UPDATE)

    03/16/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 82 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/17/2014 | Itar-Tass
    SIMFEROPOL, March 17, 0:52 /ITAR-TASS/. Upon the processing of 50% ballots cast Sunday in a referendum on Crimea’s future, a total of 95.5% voters who had come to the polling stations said ‘yes’ to the reunification of their region with Russia, Mikhail Malyshev, a person in charge of the referendum commission at the Crimean legislature said. Another 3.5% voters said ‘yes’ to Crimea’s continued stay within Ukraine. Invalidated ballots made up 1% of the total. Malyshev said that the data did not feature the results of voting in Sevastopol. The ballots in Sunday’s referendum contained two questions: 1) Are you...
  • Could Russia Send Troops to the Crimea?

    02/25/2014 3:12:17 PM PST · by No One Special · 25 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | February 24, 2014 | Oleg Kashin (Translated by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick)
    Many Western publications are asking whether Russia will militarily intervene in Ukraine, particularly in the southeast region of Crimea. We have been following this question very closely. But this isn’t just a question being asked in the West — the Russian media is asking the exact same question. Some in Russia are as worried for the prospect of war as those outside of it. This article was published in the mainstream-but-liberal and well-respected media outlet Slon.ru, written by an established journalist, Oleg Kashin. For today’s latest headlines see our Ukraine Liveblog: Day 8 — Yanukovych to Face Trial at The...
  • With Ukraine's blessing, Russia to beef up its Black Sea Fleet

    10/26/2010 2:41:38 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/26/2010 | Fred Weir
    Just a year ago Ukraine was insisting that Russia would be required to vacate the Crimean naval base of Sevastopol when its old lease expired in 2017. That would have posed serious problems for Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, which is headquartered there. But today, after pro-Moscow President President Viktor Yanukovych took office in February, Russia appears completely secure in its military foothold on Ukrainian soil until at least 2042. In a quiet announcement Monday, Moscow revealed that – with Ukrainian consent – it will "upgrade" its Black Sea fleet over the next decade with at least 18 new warships,...
  • Russia's Black Sea Fleet to receive new frigates, subs by 2015

    02/15/2010 12:13:16 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 357+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 02/15/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia's Black Sea Fleet based in Ukraine's Crimea will receive new frigate-type vessels and diesel-powered submarines by 2015, a top naval officer said Friday. The unnamed admiral gave his reaction to RIA Novosti on some media reports that had earlier said at least two corvettes and three subs would join the Black Sea Fleet within the next five years. "In line with the approved shipbuilding program and armaments program until 2015, the Black Sea Fleet is to receive two frigates and three diesel submarines," the admiral said, stressing that he indeed meant frigates, which are capable of traveling much longer...
  • Yanukovych opens door to Russian navy keeping base in Ukraine

    02/13/2010 4:24:53 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 320+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 02/13/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Viktor Yanukovych, the expected next Ukrainian president, says he cannot rule out Russia's Black Sea Fleet remaining in Ukraine after its lease on the Sevastopol naval base expires in 2017. Preliminary results showed Yanukovych narrowly winning Ukraine's presidential election, and although the official count has not been released he has been congratulated by world leaders including the Russian and U.S. presidents. The Party of Regions leader is expected to move Ukraine away from the determinedly pro-Western stance of President Viktor Yushchenko, who vowed that Russia would have to find a new main base for its Black Sea Fleet once the...
  • Russian Navy to remain off Abkhazia until U.S. ships leave region

    09/17/2008 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 146+ views
    rian.ru ^ | 09/17/08
    BRUSSELS, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russian warships will continue patrolling waters off the coast of Abkhazia until all U.S. ships leave the Black Sea, Russia's NATO envoy said on Wednesday. Russia sent warships from its Black Sea fleet (Image gallery) to ensure security along the coast of Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia following an attempt in early August by Georgian forces to retake South Ossetia, another breakaway republic. "I think our ships will stay near the coast of Abkhazia as long as it is necessary to ensure security [in the region]," Dmitry Rogozin told a news conference in Brussels....
  • Ukraine - U.S. intelligence gathering ship enters Sevastopol harbor

    09/16/2008 2:24:43 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 407+ views
    RIA Novosti (excerpt) ^ | September 16, 2008
    Excerpt - SEVASTOPOL, September 16 (RIA Novosti) - The U.S. Pathfinder ship entered on Tuesday the Sevastopol harbor that is home to the Ukrainian navy and Russia's Black Sea Fleet, a Russian naval source said. "This is the second planned visit of Pathfinder at the invitation of Ukraine in the past 10 days," the source said. USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60) is an oceanographic survey ship owned by the Military Sealift Command and has a civilian crew and scientists on board. According to official statements, Pathfinder is searching for a ship which sank in the harbor during World War II. The...
  • Ukraine - Yushchenko invites Moscow to negotiate deal on using Black Sea Fleet formilitary purposes

    08/15/2008 11:16:45 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 104+ views
    Interfax.com ^ | August 15, 2008
    KYIV. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has invited the Russian leadership to urgently start negotiating an agreement on the possibility of using the Russian Black Sea Fleet for military purposes. "I have sent an urgent proposal to the Russian president through official channels on starting a negotiating process and drafting a relevant agreement that would settle our relations in case of the emergence of military actions, similar to those we witnessed in early August, and the ways of protecting Ukraine's national interests in this case," Yushchenko said in a commentary regarding Kyiv's position on the situation...
  • Losing Sevastopol - Ukraine in NATO removes Russian Black Sea fleet's port

    08/14/2008 7:47:12 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 43 replies · 174+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 8-14-08 | email to Rich Lowry
    This email Rich Lowry received from a friend makes a lot of sense. ---- Rich, I have advocated not pushing NATO membership for Ukraine or Georgia against Russian objections, but if Russia detaches the two breakaway provinces from Georgia, I think fast induction into NATO should be the centerpiece of our response. In the short term, Rice should include a visit to Berlin in her travel; that is where the obstacle to NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia resides; she should convince them that Russian alteration of international borders through violence must have strategic consequences for Russia. And I don't...
  • Russia’s Embassy Aimed the Blow (Russian official questions Ukraine's right to Crimea)

    08/25/2007 1:19:00 PM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 1,014+ views
    Kommersant ^ | Aug. 24, 2007
    Russia’s Embassy Aimed the Blow Yesterday, senior advisor of Russia’s embassy in Ukraine, Vladimir Lysenko threatened the Ukrainian authorities to revise the Treaty of 1997 that confirms the Ukrainian status of Crimea Peninsula. It may happen, Lysenko warned, if Ukraine proceeds with pressurizing the Black Sea Fleet of Russia that is based in Crimea. Russia, Lysenko went on, agreed to stock-taking of the Black Sea Fleet’s facilities in Crimea as an action of good will. But it won’t longer tolerate pressurizing it. “If Ukraine raises the issue of revising the lease payment in time of stock-taking, won’t it be a...
  • Nationalists of Ukraine Secretly Film Facilities of the RF Black Sea Fleet

    01/16/2006 5:43:16 AM PST · by Lukasz · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Kommersant ^ | Jan. 16, 2006
    A few Ukrainians, presumably activists of nationalist Student Brotherhood, have set today to filming and making photos of facilities of the RF Black Sea Fleet, in particular, of Mars-75 radio navigation station that is located close to Genichensk, said Four-Stripper Captain Igor Dygalo, who is the aide to commander-in-chief of Russia’s Navy. ”From around 8:50 a.m., MSK, a group of Ukrainians, presumably, from the nationalist Student Brotherhood, is making video filming/pictures of Mars-75 radio navigation station of the RF Black Sea Fleet,” Dygalo said as quoted by ITAR-TASS. “So far, there have been no attempts to enter the military facilities...
  • No Russian Naval Base in Crimea After 2017 — Ukraine

    04/14/2005 12:08:47 PM PDT · by Lukasz · 16 replies · 474+ views
    MosNews ^ | 14.04.2005
    The Russian Black Sea Fleet will no longer be deployed in Crimea after the year 2017, the first deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Ogryzko, said in Sevastopol. Ukraine will see to it that the base of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation “can move to another location without any problems.” However, in the course of the next 12 years Ukraine is set to honor its agreements with Moscow. “Ukraine has always been and will remain a reliable international partner and will observe the treaties signed,” the Ukrainian diplomat said. An earlier withdrawal of Russia’s fleet from the...
  • Ukraine Outraged After Russian Marines Make Landing in Crimea

    03/25/2005 10:02:32 AM PST · by lizol · 26 replies · 895+ views
    mosnews.com ^ | 25.03.2005
    Ukraine Outraged After Russian Marines Make Landing in Crimea The Russian amphibious ship Nikolai Filchenkov has crossed the Ukrainian border near the town of Feodosiya in the Crimea without Ukraine’s permission and begun landing personnel and hardware at the naval training ground near Mount Opuk, Interfax news agency reports. In total, 142 marines and 28 pieces of military hardware from the Black Sea Fleet’s 382nd Marine Battalion were landed on Ukrainian territory. Ukrainian authorities halted the operation and forced the ship to leave the country’s territorial waters. The incident, which took place on Wednesday, has raised tensions between Russia and...