The suspension of the hryvnia is landing blows to the nerves and pockets of Crimeans

Kerch – In annexed Kerch, shopkeepers and customers are having difficulties with the suspension of the hryvnia. They cannot give Ukrainian coins as change in shops and supermarkets any longer, and there is still no supply of Russian change on the peninsula.

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In The Crimea, Prices Are Growing and Food Is Disappearing. However the Government Promises Chinese Sweets Instead of Roshen

May 26th, 2014 | 13:56

 

This is how the confectionary department of one of the food stores looks like. The situation is slightly better in others – there are several kinds of sweets…

Two months have passed since the moment when the Crimea was annexed. “Sobering” is hitting many Crimeans already, however, it should be noted, not all. There are still those who are ready to live with an empty wallet and fridge, but also to “die in Russia.”

Meanwhile it is difficult to find a really positive side to current everyday life in the Crimea. Let’s speak of the most profane – the prices on food and goods of primary importance. 

The Crimeans are lamenting the empty shelves in shops and supermarkets, the ridiculously high prices – meat for 100 UAH on average, buckwheat almost for 20 UAH, bread which has become 50% more expensive… This is Russian reality in the Crimea today.

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SBU: Russian colonel, alias “Strelkov” ordered capture of OSCE inspectors

strelkovThe Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has determined the real name of the officer of Russia’s Central Intelligence Agency who operated in Ukraine under the name Igor Strelkov, according to the SBU spokesperson Marina Ostapenko.

Ostapenko said that the real name of Igor Strelkov is Igor Vsevolod Girkin. He is a citizen of the Russian Federation, and a colonel, born on December 17, 1970.  His  Russian Federation passport: № 4506460961, was registered in Moscow under the address of Shenkursky Ave. 8B, Apt. 136. Continue reading

Ukrainian politicians “sanctioned” by Crimea’s occupiers

Кримські окупанти ввели "санкції" проти майже 200 українських політиків

The occupiers of Crimea have initiated “sanctions” against some 200 Ukrainian politicians.

The Presidium of the self-proclaimed state council of Crimea has banned nearly 200 Ukrainian politicians from entering Crimea.

On Friday, March 21, a resolution was adopted regarding “persons engaged in anti-Crimean activities, whose presence on the territory of the republic is undesirable.” The resolution was a response to several decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Continue reading