According to the leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered to annul the law on free economic zone in Crimea. The decision is expected to be made during the next week. After that a law on energy blockade of Crimea might be introduced, Chubarov added. Hawks, who favor economic blockade of the peninsula, have long criticized the law on a free economic zone in Crimea.
Russian Prosecutor General of Crimea Nataliya Poklonskaya said that another Euromaidan activist — a Russian citizen, who participated in the protests — will soon be tried in Crimea, but declined to tell his name. He was arrested in Russia a months and a half ago and was charged with attempted murder of a Berkut officer.
Russian authorities of Crimea have started stripping students, who were registered in Crimea temporarily and swapped Ukrainian citizenship for Russian after the annexation, from Russian citizenship. Previously officials said that temporary registration was enough for obtaining Russian citizenship, but now they are claiming that at the time it was impossible to discern people, who used to live in Crimea temporarily, but now they are taking back the passports given out by mistake.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decorated Ukrainian activists Oleg Sentsov and Olexandr Kolchenko, who are currently imprisoned in Russia, with an order “For Courage”. Sentsov and Kolchenko were charged with organizing acts of terrorism and convicted to 20 and 10 years behind bars respectively.
Oleg Zubkov, a former member of Crimean parliament, was charged by FSB with fraudulently registering foreign citizens in his house. According Zubkov, eight month ago he registered his guests from Moldavia in his house in Yalta. The guests left, but FSB found interest in this case for some reason. It is his fault, since he was supporting the annexation, but ended up turning Crimea into a police state, he said.