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Crimean Tatar Leader Nominated For EU’s Sakharov Prize

The European Parliament’s largest political bloc will nominate Crimean Tatar politician Mustafa Dzhemilev for the 2016 Sakharov Prize. The European People’s Party will nominate Dzhemilev on September 14. The European Conservatives and Reformists bloc — consisting of Britain’s Conservative Party and the Polish Law and Justice party nominated him a day earlier. Dzhemilev is expected…

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Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reassured his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Ankara will continue to recognize the Crimean Peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia, as Ukrainian territory. The Ukrainian presidential press service said on August 20 that Erdogan told Poroshenko via telephone that Turkey has not changed its “unwavering position regarding its…

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Putin Accuses Ukraine of ‘Terror’ as Crimea Tensions Escalate

President Vladimir Putin promised to respond to what he called Kiev’s “terror” tactics in Crimea, raising the stakes as fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels intensifies in the country once more. The flareup derailed plans to rekindle diplomatic talks over the war-ravaged region, with Putin telling reporters Wednesday in Moscow that a proposal…

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Ukraine deploys military hardware to checkpoints with Crimea

Ukraine deploys more military equipment and forces to strengthen its army units in the Kherson region – near the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and Russia-annexed Crimea. This was confirmed by Speaker of Ukraine’s General Staff of the Armed Forces Vladyslav Seleznev, according to Krym.Realii. Residents of the Henychesk area (Ukraine’s Kherson region, near Russia-annexed…

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Ukraine urges global community not to cooperate with Russian museums

Valuable artefacts transported from annexed Crimea to Russian Museums Ukraine’s Culture Ministry is outraged that Ivan Aivazovsky’s* paintings from the Feodosiya gallery (in Crimea) are being transported to Moscow. Ukraine calls on the international community to suspend cooperation with Russian museums that exhibit artefacts illegally exported from Kremlin-occupied Crimea, Ukraine’s Culture Ministry reports. Read also Russia’s…

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