“Restoration of bus, railway and air services and water supply to Crimea are possible only after its de-occupation. It is a matter of principle, reviewed constantly”, Izet Gdanov commented to ATR Channel

Since 2017 the Mission of the President of Ukraine has been bringing up the matter on equipment of the check points “Chongar” and “Kalanchak” with the minimum facilities to cross the administrative boundary line.

First, the executive and self- governmental authorities should resolve the issue of establishment of legal passenger transportation and direct railway services to the stations, adjacent to the checkpoints ” “Restoration of bus, railway and air services and water supply to Crimea are possible only after its de-occupation. It is a matter of principle, reviewed constantly”, Izet Gdanov commented to ATR Channel”


Extension of sanctions against Russia

On 12 June 2019 in Brussels the Permanent EU Ambassadors agreed the decision to prolong sanctions against Russia for another year until 2020 due to the temporary occupation of Crimea. It is planned that EU Council will adopt the decision next week.

The measures include EU ban on European companies to invest in Crimea, occupied by Russia and to import goods from the peninsula.

European Union introduced current sanctions against Russia in June 2014, ending on 23 June.


It must be noted!

Since the beginning of the entrance campaign, a number of requests on education in Ukraine and abroad, received by the Mission from the citizens of Ukraine, residing in the temporarily occupied Crimea has increased significantly.

We remind the youth from Crimea that “diplomas” and other “graduation certificates”, issued in the temporarily occupied territory of AR of Crimea are legally null and are not recognized by Ukraine and other countries in the world.