` Passenger Car Explodes Near Hospital In Russia’s City of Simferopol ‘

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – May 21 – A passenger car exploded near the hospital on Wednesday night in Russia’s city of Simferopol, the capital of the Republic of Crimea.

The car burnt down and the driver was taken to hospital.

No other reports of injured immediately followed.

Witnesses told krymr.org website that the owner of the car was driving it towards an area where Crimean Tatars live.

The region’s Investigative Committee is working at the scene.

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` Crimean Tartar's Mark the 70 Seventh Anniversary since Mass Deportation of Crimean Tartar's in 1944 '

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – May 19 – Crimean Tatars gathered in Simferopol’s Ak-Mechet district on Sunday, marking the 70th anniversary since the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944.

The Crimean Tatars’ unofficial representative body, Mejlis, organized the event, despite Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announcing a ban on mass gatherings in the region until June 9.

Participants held banners with slogans saying “Eternal memory of victims of Crimean Tatar people genocide” and “Right for self-determination is an inalienable right of indigenous people.”

People also chanted the name of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemliev, along with the slogan “Nation! Motherland! Crimea!” Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a decree officially rehabilitating Crimean Tatars in Crimea as part of the peninsula’s integration into Russia. In 1944,

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered the forcible deportation of Crimean Tatars from the region after accusing them of collaborating with Nazi occupiers during World War II.

RT

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` Ukraine Commenced Building a Dam on `North Crimean Canal ‘ to Block Water to the Crimean Peninsula ‘

#AceWorldNews -SIMFEROPOL – May 07 – Ukraine is building a dam on the North Crimean Canal in the Kherson Oblast about 40km from the border with Crimea, Crimea Inform news agency reported citing witnesses’ reports.

The dam is built from bags with sand on the side of the Armyansk – Kherson highway near a bridge in the town of Kalanchak.

“With the help of cranes and other construction equipment, the dam in the canal is being built right from the bridge,” eyewitnesses said.

Earlier, Ukrainian officials said Crimea was illegally taking water from the North Crimean Canal.

Crimean authorities, in turn, have repeatedly stated their readiness to sign a contract on water supply to the peninsula, but received no answer.

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` Crimea’s Authorities Start Work Water Well to Replenish Water Supplies Cut-Off by Kiev Authorities ‘

#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.”

UNIAN – TASS – CRIMEA NEWS

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` Dnipro Water Supplies to `Crimea ‘ Via North Crimean Canal Have Been Cut by Two Thirds at Behest of Kyiv’

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 14 – (QHA) – Dnipro water supplies to Crimea via the North Crimean canal have been cut down almost by two-thirds at the behest of Kyiv, Crimean first vice premier Rustam Temirgaliev announced.

“The authority which regulates receipt of Dnipro water in the North Crimean canal has cut the supplies at the demand of the deputy chief of the Ukrainian presidential administration, Andriy Senchenko”- he said.

“While the norm is approximately 50 cubic meters per second, the current flow is about 16 cubic meters per second. They cut the supplies practically three times,”- Temirgaliev told reporters in Simferopol.

Almost 80% of Crimean water is supplied mainly through the North Crimean Canal which crosses both Ukraine and Crimea, Russian Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy said earlier, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The Russian Natural Resources Ministry will have until the end of 2014 to develop a program for an alternative water supply to Crimea, which may include the possibility of building a pipeline from Russia’s Kuban region, Donskoy told reporters during his visit to the Simferopol water storage facility on March 31.

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#AceWorldNews SIMFEROPOL April 14 Andrei Panov the acting…

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 14 – Andrei Panov, the acting head of Crimea’s border service, told journalists on Monday that the state border between Crimea and Ukraine would start functioning on April 25.

“At present, Crimea’s border service has 27 checkpoints. It has opened another three auto-mobile checkpoints and two more railway checkpoints in Armyansk and Dzhankoi,” Panov noted. “We are starting to work legally and in full volume on April 25,” Panov said, adding the situation on the border was calm. “We are not imposing any restrictions.

We hope that our Ukrainian colleagues will act accordingly,” Panov went on to say.

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#AceWorldNews SIMFEROPOL April 12 The Constitution of the…

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 12 – The Constitution of the Republic of Crimea, unanimously adopted by the State Council on April 11, came into force on Saturday, April 12.

“The Constitution is published in the newspaper Crimean News, and it has come into force today,” a Crimean State Council said.

The Constitution turned Crimea from Ukraine’s autonomous region without rights into a part of the Russian Federation’s with full equal rights, State Council speaker Vladimir Konstantinov noted.

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` Materials over Ukraine’s Nationalist Leader of the `Right Sector ‘ Dmytro Yarosh Passed to Interpol '

#AceBreakingNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 11 – (ITRT) – Materials over the leader of Ukrainian far-right organisation Right Sector Dmytro Yarosh accused of banditry and extremism by Russian investigative bodies are passed to Interpol for putting him on international wanted list, Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said on Friday.

“Yesterday, we have passed the relevant materials to the Interpol, which would go on with his search,” Yuri Chaika said.

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` Crimea May Hold Parliamentary Elections as Early as September 2014 ‘

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 10 – (IT) – Early parliamentary elections in Crimea may be held in September 2014, speaker of the Crimean State Council (legislature) Vladimir Konstantinov told a briefing on Thursday, adding active efforts were being taken to organize such elections.

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` Russia has blocked all `Right Sector Websites ‘ in the Territory of the `Russian Federation ‘ including Social Media ‘

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL April 02 – All websites connected with Ukraine’s far-right movement Right Sector are blocked in Russia, head of Russian telecommunications watchdog Alexander Zharov said at a meeting with Prime Minister of the Russian Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov in the Crimean capital city on Wednesday.

“We have blocked completely the spread (of Right Sector websites) on the territory of the Russian Federation in all networks, including Facebook and Twitter. This work is essential important, we intend to continue it,” Zharov noted.

Russian telecommunications watchdog would spread its activity on the Russian Republic of Crimea in the near future, Zharov noted. Notably, he talked about such spheres of work as fight against pirate content. Zharov added that the watchdog that he heads had already received 30 decrees from the Prosecutor

General’s Office to block extremism-related websites before court proceedings. The access was blocked to 146 Internet resources.

Zharov also noted that the watchdog had already received around 80,000 petitions from people who complained of undesirable content, including child’s pornography in the Internet. The access was blocked to 23,500 Internet resources.

TASS – Russian TV Channel and Media Sources News

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` Hemp and Poppy Fields in ` Crimea ' will be Destroyed according to Russia's FSKN after meeting of State Anti-Drug Committee '

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 02 – Hemp and Poppy fields in Crimea will be destroyed, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday after a visiting session of the State Anti-drug Committee.

“The meeting focused on issues related to the organisation of the work aimed at the destruction of the resource base of drug production – hemp and poppy grow here. It has been decided to destroy this resource base,” Ivanov said.

The meeting participants also made a decision to create in the Crimea the Anti-drug Commission that will be headed by the Crimean premier, Sergei Aksyonov.

MOSCOW – March 26 – Recently having banned the use of Methadone as it had become a criminal business in Ukraine. This was just another step closer to banning and removing drugs and drug lords from Crimea.
Ivanov had said its efficacy was not clinically proved, but there was hard statistics showing that the number of deaths from its use in the United States and Great Britain had increased considerably as addiction to methadone is much stronger than that to heroin.

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` ` Republic of Crimea compiles its ` Persona Non-Grata ' list that now contains 331 Names '

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – April 01 – The authorities of the Republic of Crimea, a former Ukrainian region that recently reunified with Russia, have complemented the list of Ukrainian officials whose stay on the Crimean Peninsula is undesirable, with 10 people, the Crimean State Council Parliament told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, Bratstvo party leader Dmitry Korchinsky and Right Sector far-right movement head Dmitro Yarosh were among those newly included in the persona non grata list, which currently contains 331 names.

Earlier, Ukrainian parliament-appointed acting president Alexander Turchynov, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council chief Andrey Paruby and Ukrainian Security Service head Valentyn Nalyvaichenko were declared persona non grata.

The undesirable visitors list also includes Udar Party leader Vitali Klitschko, nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party leader Oleh Tyahnybok and a Party of Regions leader, Sergey Tigipko.

The list also contains Ukrainian lawmakers Oleg Lyashko from the Radical Party and Igor Miroshnichenko, who earlier repeatedly made radical statements about Russia and Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population.

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` Last Respects are paid to the`Self-Defence Squad Member and Ukrainian Serviceman ‘

#AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL, March 22 – A civil mourning ceremony was held in Simferopol on Saturday to pay last respects to the self-defence squad member and the Ukrainian serviceman who were shot dead by unidentified shooters on March 18.

The ceremony began on Saturday morning in the House of Officers in central Simferopol. Guards of honour stood near the coffins.

Behind them were flags of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine with black ribbons. An orchestra played mourning music.

Together with relatives, Cossacks, policemen, Berkut members and members of Crimean self-defence squads gathered in the hall. Other Simferopol residents also came to pay last respects to the two men.

Many brought flowers.

Unidentified persons opened fire at Kubanskaya Street in Simferopol on March 18. Crimean self-defence members and servicemen of a Ukrainian military unit based there came under the fire, which was opened from one point. Two people were killed, and two were wounded.

A criminal case has been opened over the murder.

Related News : March 18 – 19.36 GMT – Extract – #AceWorldNews – One member of self-defence forces killed and two wounded by firing in the area of Kubanskaya street in Simferopol.http://wp.me/p165ui-4nL

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` White House spokesperson claimed that `Russia ‘ `shot first ‘ in an incident in ` Crimea ‘ but could not back-up her Story’

#AceWorldNews – A White House spokesperson claimed that Russia ‘shot first’ in an incident in Crimea, which left two people killed near a military facility. But when asked to back the allegations with facts or at least explain herself, she just said to move on.

The incident on Tuesday happened near a military cartography facility in Simferopol.

Local authorities are currently investigating the shooting, which also left two people injured.

But they said the fatalities and injuries came after a third party opened fire on a Ukrainian serviceman and a Crimean Self-Defence trooper.

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2. March 19 – 14.02 GMT – http://wp.me/p165ui-4p1 – Extract – “What happened in Simferopol yesterday was beyond any doubt a provocation and its style suggests that the sniper there acted in the same manner as the one on the Maidan,” he said. “Two people died as a result,” Admiral Vitko said. #ANS2014

  1. March 18 – 19.36 GMT – http://wp.me/p165ui-4nL – Original Story – Extract – #AceWorldNews – One member of self-defence forces killed and two wounded by firing in the area of Kubanskaya street in Simferopol.

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A shooting incident in Simferopol on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two people, was a provocation, Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Alexander Vitko said Wednesday. “The sniper did his job there like on the Maidan (in Kiev),” KrymInform news agency quoted him as saying. Admiral Vitko called attention to the warning about forthcoming provocations that the staff of the Black Sea Fleet issued March 14. “What happened in Simferopol yesterday was beyond any doubt a provocation and its style suggests that the sniper there acted in the same manner as the one on the Maidan,” he said. “Two people died as a result,” Admiral Vitko said. #ANS2014

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Simferopol : ` Violence on the streets as one Member of the Self-Defence Forces are Killed and 2 other’s wounded’

#AceWorldNews – One member of self-defence forces killed and two wounded by firing in the area of Kubanskaya street in Simferopol.

The firing was conducted from one point in two directions: at self-defence fighters who were verifying a signal about the presence of armed men in an incomplete structure and in the direction of an Ukrainian military unit stationed nearby.

“The self-defence forces received on Tuesday a signal about a group of armed men being detected in a partially tenanted building in the area of the Kubanskaya street.

When fighters of self- defence forces were checking the signal fire was opened at them,” a source in the Interior Ministry told CrimeaInform News Agency.

Russian News and Media Sources

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` Resolution on the `Independence of Crimea ‘ – Document in Full ‘

#AceNewsServices – Resolution ‘On the Independence of Crimea’ (DOCUMENT)

Crimea’s parliament has approved the resolution on the independence of Crimea which declares the Black Sea peninsula an independent, sovereign state and appeals to join Russia as a republic, with 85 MPs voting in favor.

The resolution was approved during an extraordinary session of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Monday.

TEXT OF THE DOCUMENT

The document states that the Supreme Council of Crimea, acting upon the will of its people directly expressed through the referendum vote on March 16, 2014, whose outcome has indicated that the people’s of Crimea are in favour of joining Russia, in favour of seceding from Ukraine and in favor of establishing an independent state, as well as acting on the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Crimea adopted at the urgent plenary session of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on March 11, 2014 and at the urgent plenary session of the Sevastopol City Council on March 11, 2014, has ruled the following:

  1. Crimea as of now is announced to be an independent sovereign state the Republic of Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol will have a special status within it.

The Republic of Crimea intends to build and maintain friendly relations with other nations based on the principles of equality, peace, cooperation and other universally accepted principles of political, economic and cultural cooperation between nations.

The Republic of Crimea is requesting the United Nations and all sovereign states of the world to recognize the independent sovereign state established by the people’s of Crimea.

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014.(Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko)A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine’s Crimea region at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014.(Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko)

2. From the day on which this resolution comes in force, no laws of Ukraine will be applicable or valid on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and no orders or instructions of the Supreme Council of Ukraine or other bodies of authority of Ukraine issued later than February 21, 2014 will be acted upon.

All laws and regulations of Ukraine, with exception of those mentioned in the first paragraph of this clause, remain applicable and valid on the territory of the Republic of Crimea until relevant laws and regulations are issued by the Republic of Crimea.

  1. All activity of any bodies of authority of Ukraine is now terminated, and all the relevant authority, property and funds of these bodies of authority will be taken over by the bodies of authority of the Republic of Crimea designated by the Government of the Republic of Crimea.
  2. With the aim of protecting the citizens and economic entities, the courts of Ukraine shall continue their operation on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and all their rulings pertaining to the applicability of the laws and regulations of Ukraine on the territory of Crimea must not contradict this resolution.

The highest judicial agencies on the territory of Crimea will be the relevant courts of appeal located on the territory of the Republic of Crimea and on the territory of the special status city of Sevastopol.

  1. All agencies, businesses and other organizations established by Ukraine or with its participation on the territory of Crimea as of now belong to the Republic of Crimea.
  • State property of Ukraine situated on the territory of the Republic of Crimea as of the date this resolution is adopted as of now is the state property of the Republic of Crimea.
  • Pro-Russian Crimeans celebrate in Sevastopol on March 16, 2014 after partial showed that about 95.5 percent of voters in Ukraine's Crimea region supported union with Russia.(AFP Photo / Viktor Drachev)Pro-Russian Crimeans celebrate in Sevastopol on March 16, 2014 after partial showed that about 95.5 percent of voters in Ukraine’s Crimea region supported union with Russia.(AFP Photo / Viktor Drachev)

    7. The property of the Ukrainian trade unions and other non-governmental organizations situated on the territory of the Republic of Crimea as of the date this resolution is adopted as of now belongs to the local Crimean subdivisions of the said organizations, and in the absence of such becomes the state property of the Republic of Crimea.

    1. The Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on behalf of the Republic of Crimea requests the Russian Federation to accept the Republic of Crimea as a new constituent entity of the Russian Federation with a status of a republic.
  • This resolution enters into force on the day of its adoption.
  • Courtesy of RT

     

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    ` Crimea Guarantees `Human Rights ‘ to everyone regardless of Nationality ‘

    #AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – Crimea guarantees human rights to everyone, regardless of nationality or any other features, the republic’s parliament said in a statement on Monday.

    The document was adopted at an emergency meeting on Monday, where it was supported by 85 deputies.

    “The Republic of Crimea guarantees human rights to everyone regardless of nationality or any other features,” the statement reads.

    “The territory of the Republic of Crimea is limited by the borders of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as on the date of announcing the Republic of Crimea as an independent sovereign state,” the parliament’s official site reads.

    Crimea’s parliament is announced the supreme authority, and the deputies’ term is set to September, 2015.

    “From March 17, 2014, the Republic of Crimea’s supreme authority is the parliament of the Republic of Crimea, where the term of its deputies continues to September 2015,” the document reads.

    “Before adoption of a new version of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea will continue to remain in force the Republic’s Constitution of 1998.”

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    ` Powers of current ` Crimean Parliament ‘ to expire in September 2015 ‘

    #AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL – Crimean parliament is declared as supreme authority on the peninsula, term of powers of local lawmakers is set until September 2015, the website of the Crimean Supreme Council, a local legislature, cited parliamentary resolution on legal succession of the Republic of Crimea as saying on Monday.

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    #AceWorldNews SIMFEROPOL More than one third of Crimean…

    #AceWorldNews – SIMFEROPOL, – More than one third of Crimean residents entitled to vote have voted at 10am local time (at noon Moscow time) in the Crimean city of Bakhchisaray, news agency CrimeaInform reported on Sunday.

    “The turnout is already around 30 percent. This figure takes into account people who were additionally put on the lists of voters. The referendum is expected to have hundred percent turnout. Crimean Tatars are coming with whole families from different residential districts and are participating in the voting,” press secretary of the Bakhchisaray city council Yulia Bekirova stated.

    An unprecedented high turnout is reported throughout Crimea. According to observers, people are even lining up at some polling stations, but election committees are doing their best so that all people will be able to vote calmly.

    Related News: March 16 10.35 GMT http://wp.me/p165ui-4kw

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    “People have been coming massively to polling stations from early morning, this situation has not been observed since Soviet times,” chairman of the committee for referendum in Crimea’s Supreme Council Mikhail Malyshev said. #ANS2014

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