#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 27 – Crimea’s authorities have launched works to de-mothball water well to replenish drinking water reserves after the Kiev authorities halted water supplies to Crimea via the North Crimean Canal, Crimean Minister of Information Dmitry Polonsky told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
According to Polonsky, fresh water reserves were discovered in Crimea back in the 1970’s, when Soviet geologists drilled wells in Crimea’s north-eastern areas.
“But it was of no need back then,” he said. “Today, the situation has changed and we have to do it.”
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AceWorldNews – TEL AVIV – April 13 – White House and the U.S. Department of State are highly angered by Israel’s ‘neutrality’ regarding Crimea’s reunification with Russia and other events around Ukraine, the Haaretz daily said in an article published Sunday.
“Senior figures in the Obama administration have expressed great disappointment with the lack of support from Israel for the American position on the Ukraine crisis and with the fact that the Israeli government puts its relations with the United States and with Russia on the same plane,” it said.
#AceWorldNews – DONETSK – April 09 – (ITS) – An address in support of residents in the Russian Republic of Crimea was delivered at a meeting of protesters at eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk regional state administrative building on Wednesday.
The main slogans were voiced from a rostrum in front of the regional state administrative building, ITAR-TASS reported from the scene.
“We recognize Crimea’s independence and hope that Crimea will recognize independence of Donetsk people’s republic,” the address says. The resolution also contains a request to Crimean residents to support actions of demonstrators, particularly those related to forming self-defence forces.
Those protesting on the square have taken the appeal positively chanting “Crimea-Donbas-Russia”.
#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – March 26 – Ukrainian national security service has put Crimea’s chief prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya on its wanted list.
She is charged of taking actions aimed at the violent overthrow of constitutional order and takeover of government power.
Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya (RIA Novosti / Taras Litvinenko)
Poklonskaya took the office as Crimea defied the coup-imposed government in Kiev and sought independence from Ukraine. After the peninsula joined the Russian Federation, she was appointed as Crimea’s acting chief prosecutor by Russia’s General Prosecutor Yury Chaika.
The Ukrainian National Service for Security and Defence accuse her of violating article 109 of the Criminal Code, which deals with overthrow of the government.
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Poklonskaya became somewhat of an internet sensation due you relative youth, attractive appearance and emotional media conferences. A number of anime-style drawings of the official are currency circulation on the web, with many supporters calling her ‘kawaii prosecutor’ after the Japanese term for cuteness http://www.reddit.com/r/nataliapoklonskaya/
Many people in Japan are distressed for Natalia Poklonskaya, rightfully supposing that her work in the current situation must be very hard and even dangerous. However, Japanese media calmed the community, recalling that Natalia has 12 years of experience in law enforcement agencies, and she took part in investigations of cases linked to organized criminal groups, that is why she should not be underestimated.
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#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 20 – Russia’s Ministry of Energy and Crimea’s government have agreed on fuel supplies to the republic until October 2014, the ministry reports referring to Minister Alexander Novak. #ANS2014
“We have agreed with the Crimean government to supply fuel over the agricultural season and over the resort season (May-October),” the authority reports the minister as saying. The ministry has been monitoring fuel supplies. To date, “the current supplies are sufficient to satisfy Crimea’s demand in engine fuel,” Novak said.
#AceWorldNews – On Tuesday, March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the draft treaty on Crimea’s reunification with Russia and the formation of new sub-federal entities as part of the Russian Federation.
He also notified both chambers of the Russian parliament on the proposals by Crimea’s Supreme Council and the legislative assembly of Sevastopol on their joining the Russian Federation.
The Constitutional Court recognizes that the Treaty corresponds to the Russian Constitution,” the Constitutional Court chairman, Valery Zorkin, said on Wednesday. #ANS2014
#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 18 – Russia sets deadline for transitional period of Crimea’s integration until January 1, 2015.
The legislation of the Russian Federation has been in force in Crimea as of today.
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#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 18. – Nationalists executed the coup in Ukraine.
They tried to revise the language policy, and that would have undermined the rights of minorities, Putin says. The Russian-speaking population in Ukraine faced constant humiliation, the President stressed.
We always believed in good neighbourly relations with Ukraine, but the situation developed in another direction, the Russian President says.
Sevastopol is a Russian fortress and a host for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Putin notes.
The Russian President stressed that Russia has vital interests in Crimea.
Putin says that it is important to ensure the right of all ethnicities in Crimea, including Crimean Tartars, and measures to complete rehabilitation of Crimean Tartars should be taken. There will be three official languages – Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tartar’s.
Vladimir Putin is talking about the history of the Crimean region and its importance to Russia.
Crimean referendum held in full compliance with democratic procedures — Putin.
More than 82% of the voters took part in the referendum in Crimea, and more than 96% voted for accession to Russia, Putin says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to make a statement on Crimea’s application for accession to the Russian Federation.
Earlier today, Putin has approved draft agreement to accept the Republic of Crimea as a constituent entity of the Russian Federation.
Russian Media Sources
#AceWorldNew Crimea’s parliament has decided to set up a border guard service and other agencies.
Viktor Melnichenko has been appointed chief of Crimea’s Border Guard Service, the parliament’s press service reported on Monday.
The republic will also set up a fishery agency, a statistics service and a committee for geology and natural resources. Dmitry Yevseyev has been appointed head of the Crimean Fishery Agency.
Several agencies have been turned into ministries.
The parliament set up the Ministry of Fuel and Energy and the Ministry of Information and Mass Communication.
The parliament has approved temporary provisions on the Bank of Crimea, the Prosecutor Office and Crimea’s Customs.
#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW,- Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver an address to Russia’s parliament, the Federal Assembly, over Crimea’s accession to Russia as a new constituent entity on Tuesday, March 18 Tass.
First Deputy Speaker of State Duma lower house of parliament Ivan Melnikov told reporters on Monday after a meeting of the State Duma Council.