Chinese company halts work on Crimean deepwater port

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Wang Jing, head of BICIM company

The Chinese company Beijing Interoceanic Canal Investment Management Company (BICIM) denied media reports that it has renewed negotiations with Russian and Crimean authorities to build a deepwater port in Crimea, Ukrinform reports, May 30, citing BICIM management.

“In recent days certain media outlets, without obtaining an official statement from our company, have published false information on our company’s project in CrimeaGiven well-known reasons, our company is temporarily halting work on the project and is not planning to resume it for now.,” BICIM representatives told Ukrinform. Continue reading

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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Russians conduct mass searches of Crimean Tatar homes

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Ali Khamzin

Mass searches are being conducted in Crimea in the homes of the Crimean Tatars, the Majilis press secretary Ali Khamzin stated in Kyiv on May 15, as reported by TV Channel 5. He made his statement during the Round Table “Deported Crimea,” organized by the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by the Stalin regime.

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