Six masterpieces from Russia’s top art galleries and museums will be moved to Crimea to be housed in a new cultural center on the peninsula, according to a project presented to President Vladimir Putin.
U.S. firm Best Western Hotels & Resorts, the last Western hotel chain still in Crimea, has pulled out because of sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the region from Ukraine, two hotel employees said.
The European Union has imposed asset freezes on six Russian firms for their involvement in the construction of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula which the bloc says is illegal.
The United States will not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, seeking to quell suggestions that Washington could accept Moscow’s 2014 occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday dismissed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo comments that Washington refuses to recognize Russia’s claim of sovereignty over Ukraine’s Crimea.
The United States refuses to recognize Russia’s claim of sovereignty over Ukraine’s Crimea and called on Moscow to end its occupation of the peninsula, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
Like soccer fans worldwide, people in the Crimean city of Sevastopol wanted to enjoy watching the World Cup together on big screens in public places.
At a briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president is thoughtfully picking a Supreme Court nominee, Secretary of State Pompeo will visit North Korea, and the White House has not changed it’s position on Crimea. (July 2)
Source: USA Today
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday the Crimean peninsula which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014 is an inseparable part of Russia and not a subject on the agenda at President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki this month.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s energy ministry said it had conducted the first test of a German-made electricity turbine that was installed in Crimea in contravention of European sanctions.
President Trump says it’s possible he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this summer and said former President Obama lost Crimea because Putin didn’t respect him.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s state-controlled power grid company Rosseti said on Wednesday that it has restored power supply in Crimea after it had suffered a total blackout.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Crimea suffered a total power blackout on Wednesday after an incident at a Russian power station, the local government and the Russian Ministry of Energy said.
Susan Rice, former national security adviser to President Obama, says President Trump made a “disgraceful statement” when he blamed his predecessor for allowing “Russia to take Crimea.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Source: Yahoo! News
The Russian leader jumped behind the wheel of an orange dump truck, leading the charge across the 12-mile bridge connecting the two regions for the first time in history.
(Image credit: Alexander Nemenov/AP)
The $3.7bn (£2.7bn) bridge links southern Russia with the territory it annexed in 2014.
Source: BBC News
Russia established a physical link to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula it seized from Ukraine in 2014, by opening a 12-mile bridge from the mainland.
Source: New York Times
By Gleb Stolyarov THE KERCH STRAIT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. Putin, at the wheel of an orange heavy KAMAZ dump-truck, drove 19 km (12 miles) across the bridge from the Kerch Strait. Some Russians are calling it “Putin’s bridge”, designed to link Crimea into Russia’s transport network.
Source: Yahoo! News