14 Oct 2022

Russia ‘to repair blast damage to Crimea bridge by July 2023’

The Russian government has ordered for repairs to be finished on a key bridge linking the annexed region of Crimea to Russia by July of 2023. The bridge was damaged by a blast last Saturday that killed three people. Russia blames Ukraine for the attack, however, Ukraine has not claimed

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16 Aug 2022

Russia blames sabotage for new Crimea blasts

A week after a Ukrainian attack on a Russian military base in Crimea, a series of explosions hit an arms store on another depot. Russian officials first said a fire caused the blasts in the Dzhankoi area, but then blamed sabotage.  A separate fire broke out at a power substation

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11 Aug 2022

Crimea air base badly damaged, satellite images show

There is major damage and many destroyed Russian warplanes at an airbase in Crimea after there were explosions there this week. The Saky base is in the west of Russian-ruled Crimea and experienced a series of explosions on Tuesday. Satellite images have revealed that the runways appear intact but eight

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23 Nov 2021

Fearing new Russian threat, Ukraine races to upgrade its navy

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has expressed concern over the past several weeks due to Moscow’s military activity on the Ukrainian border. Blinken stated that he was unaware of Russia’s intentions, however, historical precedent is cause for alarm. Tensions remain high within the region as Ukraine races to upgrade

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24 Jun 2021

UK plays down Crimean naval confrontation while Russia says ‘London has lost its manners’

On Thursday, a UK government minister announced that Britain was prepared to sail naval vessels through disputed waters near Crimea again. The statement comes just a day after a confrontation between a British warship and Russian forces in the Black Sea, sparking conflicting stories from both parties. Environment Secretary George

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13 Apr 2021

Ukraine’s President heads to the trenches as Russia masses its troops

Ukraine’s president joined its military force recently to observe the years-long conflict between Ukraine and Russia in action. More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died already this year as part of the conflict. Russian troops have been amassing on their side of the border, prompting the US and its NATO

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06 Apr 2021

EU condemns Russian ‘conscription campaign’ in Crimea

On Thursday, the European Union released another statement regarding Russia’s build-up of activity in Crimea, calling it a violation of international humanitarian law. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The statement claims

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14 Jan 2021

Europe’s rights court accepts Ukraine case against Russia

On Thursday, Europe’s top human rights court agreed to view Ukraine’s complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Crimean Peninsula. The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights decided Ukraine’s case against Russia has enough evidence and can be considered. It is unclear when the court will issue a verdict.

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27 Mar 2019

Russia Regularly Spoofs Regional GPS

Extensive research by the Center for Advanced Defense (C4ADS) has found evidence that Russia has spoofed global positioning data of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on almost 10,000 different occasions over the last three years. Ships and autonomous vehicle systems rely on GNSS for navigation. The findings of the

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29 Nov 2018

Russia to deploy new missiles to Crimea as Ukraine tensions rise

“Russia said on Wednesday it would send more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea and a Reuters reporter saw a Russian warship deploying nearby as tensions with Ukraine rose over Moscow’s seizure of Ukrainian navy ships. Russia has steadily poured new military hardware into Crimea since it

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