Washington said about the deteriorating environment for the media in the Russian-occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas
As stated by Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to the OSCE Gary Kamien, the work of journalists is hampered, the policy of the Kremlin.
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“The United States is concerned about worsening conditions for journalists and independent media in regions of Ukraine that are under control of forces, guided by Russia”, — he said.
So, in the Russian occupied Crimea all independent news agencies were forced to leave the Peninsula. “Anyone who publicly protests against the occupation, experiences of prosecution and imprisonment,” — said the American diplomat.
Also negatively Kamien assess the desire of the Russian authorities to undermine freedom of expression in the country. “We condemn the attempts of the Russian government to suppress dissent and strengthen the surveillance on the Internet, as well as control over the network under the pretext of threats to national security”, — said the representative of the United States.
Recall that in occupied Crimea is constantly new problems arise. So, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in all ports, with the exception of Kerch, significantly decreased turnover. This was reported by Ukrainian transport analyst Maxim Gardus. According to him, is now obvious is the fact that in the ports on the Peninsula are no more logistical sense.
Recall also that Google gave a clear answer to the question about who actually owns the Crimea.
So, in Google Maps the Crimean bridge marked a day after its official opening. To sign the object on the map decided as politically correct — in the Ukrainian language, which demonstrates the position of the American company. The name signed on the part of the Taman Peninsula in Russian, and closer to the Peninsula, the inscription reads “Krimsky Mist”.