Member of the European Parliament from Estonia Yana Toom sent a request to the high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy of the European Union Federica Mogherini urging them not to deprive the Crimean travel to Europe. On Monday, July 17, informs Agency "Kriminform".
"You can recognize the Crimea a part of Russia] or not to recognize, but not to punish ordinary people that you don't even know how they voted in the referendum [on self-determination of the Crimea]. This is the case when the sanctions hit the people, not the ranks," said Toom.
She added that many of the residents there are no valid Ukrainian passports, making it impossible to appeal to the embassies of EU countries in Kiev. According to her, there is no adequate transport connections with the Ukrainian capital. In this regard, Toom Mogherini asked for clarification, if Crimeans to obtain a visa through the Embassy in Moscow, and clarified whether the European Union as a whole to reconsider its policy of issuing Schengen visas to residents of the Peninsula.
9 June, the head of the EU delegation in Ukraine hug Mingarelli said, that the EU did not support the initiative of President Petro Poroshenko to issue to the inhabitants of the Crimea passports of the old sample. He stressed that all Ukrainian citizens holding a biometric passport, no matter where they live, can travel without a visa.
After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in 2014, Russian passports received 98 percent of the population of the Republic (about two million). The Crimeans, who at the time of the unification of the region with the Russian Federation were citizens of Ukraine are not allowed to notify the authorities about the presence of Ukrainian passport. Kiev does not recognize the results of the plebiscite, Moscow insists on full compliance procedures with international law.
The head of Transnistria Vadim Krasnoselsky in the course of communication with local and Ukrainian journalists speculate about ownership of the Crimea. In addition, he explained to reporters the difference between the situation with the breakaway Republic and the Peninsula, as well as the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass.
Acting Governor of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov signed a law on strategy of socio-economic development of the city until 2030. The mayor noted that Sevastopol has a high potential. In addition, he said, "we have the resources and the full support of the Federal centre".
The race for the post of Governor of Sevastopol in the near future can leave candidates Viktor Rezanov ("People against corruption") and a former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vadym Kolesnichenko (party of "Great Motherland"). According to journalists, they could not overcome the municipal filter.
The UN Security Council on Monday, July 24, will hold an extraordinary meeting on the situation in Jerusalem, where the clashes between the Palestinians and the Israelis killed several people. The discussion will take place behind closed doors after the morning session of the Council.
The fighting was interrupted Donetsk filtration station. The power supply has been disconnected at 19:25 on Saturday, July 22. Stopped water supply to the city of Avdeevka, partly Donetsk and Yasinovataya, towns Verkhnetoretskoye, Red Partisans, and the village Vasilevka and Kruta Balka.
The head of homeland security and the US cyber command Admiral Michael Rogers believes that now is not the time to create a joint Russian-American group on cyber security. Such opinion as transfers RIA Novosti, he said during a forum on security.