Interfax: Putin orders help for Ukrainian city of Henichesk with gas supplies

Gas Flame file photo

YAROSLAVL. Nov 12 (Interfax) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered to provide aid in the form of natural gas supplies to the Ukrainian city of Henichesk again, like last winter. “We need to help. Do the same thing [that was done last winter],” he said in response to the relevant request by Crimean governor Sergei Aksyonov. “It is, of […]

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Interfax: Kyiv consistently pursued line of pitting Tartars against other Crimean ethnicities – Aksyonov

Sergei Aksyonov file photo, adapted from image at

MOSCOW. April 21 (Interfax) – When building its ethnic policy the government must take into account that the many years of propaganda hysteria which was stoked in order to instill hatred towards Russia in Crimean Tartars did not pass without a trace, Crimean governor Sergei Aksyonov said. “Kyiv and its allies in Mejlis consistently pursued the line towards pitting the […]

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Referendum in Crimea may be held before March 30 – head of Crimean government

Russian Naval Vessel in Ukrainian Port

SIMFEROPOL. March 4 (Interfax) – Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said a referendum may be held in Crimea before March 30. “I think the referendum will be held even before March 30. We will make this decision in a working group [on the organization of the referendum] and we will try to fully learn what the people of Crimea want […]

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