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 Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea is an autonomous republic of Ukraine located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name.



The territory of Crimea was conquered and controlled many times throughout its history. The Cimmerians, Greeks, Persians (Iranians), Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Khazars, the state of Kievan Rus', Byzantine Greeks, Kipchaks, and the Mongols all controlled Crimea in its early history. In the 13th century it was partly controlled by the Venetians and by the Genoese; these were followed by the Crimean Khanate and Ottoman Empire in the 15th18th centuries, the Russian Empire in the 18th20th centuries, the Russian SFSR and later Ukrainian SSR within Soviet Union in the rest of 20th century, Germany in World War II, and now, the independent Ukrainian state.



Crimea is a parliamentary republic which is governed by the Constitution of Crimea in accordance with the laws of Ukraine. The capital and administrative seat of the republic's government is the city of Simferopol, located in the center of the peninsula. Crimea's total area is 26,200 square kilometres (10,100 sq mi). As of 2007, Crimea has a population of 1,973,185 inhabitants.



Crimea is the homeland for the Crimean Tatars, an ethnic minority who now make up about 13% of the population. The Crimean Tatars were forcibly expelled to Central Asia by Joseph Stalin's government, but have begun returning to their homeland in recent years.


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The Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Valerii Aleksandruk, has called on international community, especially UN and European Union to mount pressure on Russia against invasion of Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Aleksandruk, in a statement in Abuja, said that continuous Russia ...
"Poland is committed to the observance of international law, does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and the actions [of Russia] in Ukraine, supports sanctions," PAP quotes Czaputowicz as saying. He noted that Poland and Russia had "fundamental difference in views". Czaputowicz stressed that ...

"Dunja Mijatovic has been a truly principled, unyielding supporter of human rights in her previous post, and now she has her work cut out in Crimea. It is important to keep Crimea's dire human rights situation on the international agenda. Russia should not be allowed to manipulate international institutions ...
When heavily armed Russian troops began fanning out across Crimea in February 2014, one man stepped out of the shadows to lead the movement to break off from Ukraine and join Russia. Sergei Aksyonov, then the head of a small pro-Kremlin party, was appointed the leader of Crimea and oversaw a ...
... free, and unhindered access to the peninsula, and the European Union expects all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens in the illegally annexed Crimean Peninsula and in Russia to be released as swiftly as possible," Kocijancic said. Russia's seizure of Crimea badly damaged Moscow's relations with Kyiv ...
Earlier, MP from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction Viktor Pynzenyk noted that the draft law on recognizing Russia as an aggressor provided for the repeal of the law on creation of the free economic zone "Crimea" and on the peculiarities of the economic activity in the temporarily occupied territory of ...

political analyst, expert on international politics Taras Chornovil says Russian president Vladimir Putin will again involve the negotiating mechanism to the maximum to "exchange" annexed Crimea for withdrawal from occupied Donbas or to seek other concessions after he is elected for a new term, ...
Moscow's strategy to establish its security apparatus in Crimea has involved, on one hand, sending Russian officials to the region and, on the other, working with local intelligence officials who have pledged their allegiance to Russia. Intelligence Online has been able to establish that Lieutenant-Colonel ...
Graham Phillips, a former Dundee University student covered the conflict for the state television network Russia Today and returned two years later with Perth business owner Les Scott to challenge pre-conceptions about the region. Mr Phillips said: "The aim was to make a film about Crimea devoid of any ...
The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are ethnic Russians, refused to recognize the legitimacy of authorities brought to power amid riots during the coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Crimea and Sevastopol adopted declarations ...
Read alsoUkrainian prosecutors say Crimean residents may use Skype to report human rights violations Spokesperson for MFA Ukraine Marianna Betsa has urged Euronews to fix the report. "Reporting should be based on facts. Crimea is illegally occupied by Ru. Urge @euronews correct article accord to ...
After Lithuanian and Ukrainian diplomats voiced their concerns over the resonant report, Euronews updated it Jan 24, 2018, to include a phrase about Russian annexation of Crimea. However, the illegality of annexation was presented as a subjective matter by taking the word "illegal" in quotes.
Dunja Mijatović served as a special representative on media freedoms with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe during some very trying times for human rights in Europe, and particularly in Crimea. Her term coincided with several crises, including the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine ...
So it's been nearly four years now since Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine by force. This was a move that led to sanctions against Russia, also soured relations between Russia and the West. NPR's Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim was in Crimea when Russian troops arrived, and he ...
SIMFEROPOL, January 16. /TASS/. Member of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) and former prosecutor of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya has addressed Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, requesting that he investigate the genocide against the Ukrainian people and other ...
A prosecutor in Ukraine's Russia-controlled Crimea region has asked a court to sentence pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to five years and one month in prison in a high-profile retrial on a weapons and explosives possession charge. In his final statement in court on January 15, Balukh reiterated that he ...
Russia has deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean Peninsula. Russian annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, triggering economic sanctions by the European Union and United States and a tense stand-off in the region. The US ...

A source at air traffic control circles confirmed that there were no incidents with aircraft in the Crimea. The powerful explosion in the sky over Simferopol was a meteorite. "Residents of Simferopol witnessed an unusual phenomenon. They say that something fell from the sky. The explosion was so strong it ...
As reported, the UN General Assembly approved the resolution "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)" on 19 December 2017. The document was supported by 70 UN member states. Another 76 member states abstained, and 26 countries ...
"Using our accounts on facebook, we circulated commentaries informing the population of the Crimean Peninsula of a threat from Nazi organizations," the GRU reported. The GRU created a Facebook primer for its psyops personnel, although the instructions were fairly basic. One tip said that operatives ...
The current US administration is expected to present a so-called 'Kremlin report' to the Congress by the end of January, containing a list of high-ranking public officials and businessmen, who are seen as Kremlin insiders. Daniel Fried, a former Obama administration sanctions coordinator and a ...
Members of an Irish trade delegation to Moscow last month, including a former top adviser to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, discussed hotel investments in Crimea, the Ukrainian territory currently subject to international sanctions since annexation by Russia in 2014. Paddy Duffy, previously a senior adviser ...
Crimea: More than 70 Crimean Tatar activists put on trial simultaneously in brazen crackdown ... The trials will take place today in courts all over the Russia-occupied Crimean Peninsula, including in the region's capital Simferopol, and the cities of Alushta, Belogorsk, Dzhankoy, Sudak, and Kirovsky, ...
Since its seizure of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014, Russia has used a statute criminalizing public calls for separatism to jail at least a half dozen people for criticizing that land grab. It appears presidential hopeful Ksenia Sobchak, who has voiced similar dissent, won't be added to that list. Sobchak, a ...
The main message from American strategists is the Crimea. Sochi Winter Olympics was declared the most impure Olympic games in the history of mankind because of the Crimea, and the Berlin Games from 1936 pale in comparison with our crimes. On the eve of the Berlin Olympics, in March 1936, ...
"We will never accept Russia's occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea," Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson vowed in his opening remarks at the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe. Russia is "arming, leading, training and fighting alongside antigovernment forces" in Eastern Ukraine, ...
"We will never accept Russia's occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea. Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine," he said. "In Eastern Ukraine we join our European partners in maintaining sanctions until Russia withdraws its forces ...
... asserted that the Russian authorities were using a database of former Ukrainian officers to claim they were detaining Spies and active-duty Ukrainian military personnel on the Crimean Peninsula (Ukrinform.ua, November 24). The Russian-Ukrainian spy war in and around Crimea dates all the way back to ...
About 5.18 million tourists visited Crimea in January-November 2017, which was 3.7 percent less than a year ago, the Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism said on December 4. "A total of 5,180,500 tourists visited Crimea in January-November 2017, which was 3.7 percent less than in the same period ...
... not allow the deliveries of equipment for the power plants to the Crimean Peninsula, Technopromexport decided to deceive Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies and Siemens AG itself. Under the pretext of implementing the project on the Taman Peninsula, it purchased the equipment for use in Crimea.
A man holds a one-person protest in Crimea on Oct. 14, holding a banner that reads "Crimean Tatars aren't terrorists" in Crimean Tatar ...
"We don't accept Russia's invasion and occupation of Crimea and its ... be looking at a map of Crimean Peninsula that includes it in Russia?
Putin's Bridge to Crimea Could Go Over Budget by More Than a ... with the Crimean Peninsula in the Kerch strait, Crimea, on October 13.
Russian authorities accuse the others at the meeting of extorting money from a Turkish national, who had allegedly borrowed money from ...
A total of 1.494,806 Ukrainian citizens or 1.219,467 families, who had been forced to move from Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk ...
Pro-Kremlin media were busy last week disseminating a fake story claiming that Ukraine is considering the possibility of trading Russian ...
Officials in annexed Crimea are deciding whether or not to construct a 100 billion ruble ($1.7 billion) railroad as part of a bridge connecting the ...
De-facto authorities of the Russian-annexed Crimea plan to challenge anti-Crimean sanctions over Ukraine in the European Court of Justice, ...
Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 reignited decades of tensions over the property and civil rights of Crimean Tatars, who were deported ...
It will connect southern Russia to the Crimean Peninsula, which until 2014, ... The bridge, which is due to open next year, will be Crimea's ...
The bridge, nearly 12 miles long, carries even weightier symbolism because much of the world considers Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea ...
The Russian television presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who has decided to run for presidency in 2018, says that Crimea must hold a new ...
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church's Head Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) in his Feast of the Transfiguration sermon in Dobromyl's St. Basil's monastery ...
photo - Supporters welcome Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis in Boryspil Supporters welcome Ilmi Umerov, Deputy ...
Crimean Tatar prominent activist Ahtem Chiygoz (L), who opposed to Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, then was sentenced by ...
Ukraine will start returning the Crimea by striking missile blows on the peninsula, Vladislav Litvin, the commander of the 5th Battalion of the ...
The Kremlin has criticized Russian presidential hopeful Ksenia Sobchak for saying that Crimea is legally part of Ukraine, while flamboyant ...
Russia's military has accused the U.S. of sending drones to keep tabs on its Black Sea forces and the construction of its bridge to annexed ...
Sevastopol, Crimea -- In Soviet times, Crimean winemakers did not trouble themselves much with quality. It was all about quantity.
A key part of the road and rail bridge Russia is building across the Black Sea to Crimea has been towed out. The motorway arch will be ...


 

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