19-06-2015 Ukraine | Russia | Crimea | Politics & Policies | Security | EU

On 19 June 2015, the Council extended the EU restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol until 23 June 2016. The sanctions include prohibitions on:

16-03-2015 Ukraine | Crimea | Human Rights | Politics & Policies | Security

The European Union does not recognise and continues to condemn this act of violation of international law.

20-12-2014 Ukraine | Russia | USA | Crimea | Politics & Policies

USA imposed new sanctions against Russia. Today was issued new executive order Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Crimea Region of Ukraine.

04-06-2014 Ukraine | Crimea | Politics & Policies | Security

Poland has honored veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev with the Lech Walesa Solidarity Award for championing democracy and human rights.

03-06-2014 Ukraine | Russia | USA | Crimea | Politics & Policies | Security

WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration officials used the 10th anniversary of the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to tout sanctions as a tool of foreign policy amid the president's stated shift away from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

06-05-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Crimea | Human Rights | Politics & Policies | Security

The website of the President of Russias Council on Civil Society and Human Rights posted a blog that was quickly taken down as if it were toxic radioactive waste. According to the Councils report about the March referendum to annex Crimea, the turnout was a maximum 30%. And of these, only half voted for annexation meaning only 15 percent of Crimean citizens voted for annexation.

15-04-2014 Ukraine | Crimea | Human Rights

During March 2014 ASG Ivan Šimonović visited Ukraine twice, and travelled to Bakhchisaray, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Sevastopol and Simferopol, where he met with national and local authorities, Ombudspersons, civil society and other representatives, and victims of alleged human rights abuses. This report is based on his findings, also drawing on the work of the newly established United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU).

10-04-2014 Ukraine | Russia | Crimea | Politics & Policies | Security | The Council of Europe

STRASBOURG, France -- The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has deprived the Russian delegation of its voting rights in the body.

04-04-2014 Ukraine | Crimea | Human Rights | Third Sector

Kyiv, 4 April 2014 Nariman Jelyal, Vice Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, spoke about the current situation in Crimea during a live broadcast at Ukrainian Crisis Media Center: Crimea is already being mastered by the authorities of the Russian Federation. The assets are being actively redistributed real estate, forest resources, gas deposits etc.. He added that many everyday problems for ordinary people are arising, for example, pensions and salaries of civil servants in fact decreased due to RUB currency rate difference. Mr. Jelyal is also concerned about insufficient capacity of Kerch ferry crossing for providing the peninsula with essential commodities.

28-03-2014 Ukraine | Crimea | Politics & Policies | Security

The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution on the "territorial integrity of Ukraine" declaring Crimea's recent secession vote invalid.

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