Searches again in Crimea: security forces detained father and daughter

In the city of Old Crimea, in the Crimea occupied by Russia, on Monday. On June 18, they searched the house of Crimean Tatars. Riot policemen detained Yunus Seytumerov and his daughter.

This was reported on Facebook by Crimean Solidarity.

“Search in the city of Stary Krym, 38 Abrikosovaya St.. OMON arrived at 6.40 in the morning to Seytumerov Yunus. At home with him were his wife and children. After the search of the owner of the house and his daughter were taken to Simferopol, ”the report said.

According to public defender Mustafa Seydaliev, the security forces did not introduce themselves and did not leave any protocols.

The defender added that according to relatives, the reason for the detention of Seytumerov’s daughter, allegedly, was the girl’s correspondence by telephone with her husband, who is in mainland Ukraine.

EU extended sanctions against Russia due to annexation of Crimea

The EU extended economic sanctions against Russia for a year due to Kremlin policies in eastern Ukraine. Restrictive measures will be valid until June 23, 2019. The European Union extended for another year the sanctions imposed on Russia in connection with the annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s policy in eastern Ukraine. This was announced on Monday, June 18, the press service of the European Council. Penalties will be valid until June 23, 2019.

“Four years after the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the EU confirmed that it does not recognize this violation of international law and continues to condemn it,” the statement said.

European Union economic sanctions against Moscow were adopted in the summer of 2014 in connection with its actions that destabilize the situation in eastern Ukraine. Restrictive measures prohibit the export and import of a number of goods, investments in the economy of the peninsula, and the provision of tourism services by European companies in Crimea. The European Union regularly reviews the issue of extension of sanctions. Brussels emphasizes that they can be canceled if Russia fulfills the Minsk agreements.

Saratovets arrested for reporting trotyl on the Crimean bridge

The police detained a resident of the Saratov region, who over the phone informed the police about the allegedly impending terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge.

According to the 360 ​​television channel near Moscow, referring to law enforcement agencies, the caller said that someone “was walking along the Crimean bridge and carrying 4 kg of TNT to blow everything up.”

It turned out that the message about the threat of an explosion was made by a drunk 39-year-old unemployed resident of the Saratov region. He could not explain the purpose of misleading the police.

The head of the occupied Crimea compared the European Union with a calf

The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, compared the European Union, which extended sanctions against the peninsula and Sevastopol, with a calf.

The EU’s decision to extend sanctions does not affect the socio-economic development of Crimea, Aksyonov said. According to him, Crimeans “recall the existence of sanctions only after media reports.”

“On this occasion, an old Russian proverb was recalled: a bear calf went to scare,” the head of the occupation administration said.

He also called the restrictions on the part of the European Union “a sign of hypocrisy” of European leaders, and the policy of sanctions – “immoral and offensive to the residents of Crimea and Sevastopol.”

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