The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) does not rule out Russia’s suspension from participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, but the decision can be made only after the song contest in Kiev in May.
In the Italian city of Verona at the wine exhibition Vinitaly the Russians were forced to remove wines from the annexed Crimea from their booth.
Yulia Samoilova performed in the Crimea after its annexation by Russia.
On March 14th, at a meeting in the Southern Federal District, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that self-supply of the annexed Crimea with food products is insufficient.
According to an environmental rating published by public organization Green Patrol, the occupied Crimea got into the TOP-25 of the most polluted regions of Russia, holding the 22nd position of anti-rating.
School principal in the village of Krasnokamenka near Feodosiya in the Crimea ousted teenagers from the school stadium, accusing them of holding an illegal rally.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis advised Europe to avoid “naive” participation in negotiations with Russia until it leaves Ukraine alone.
U.S. president Donald Trump said that his predecessor Barack Obama showed his softness regarding Russia on the issue of the Crimea. He wrote that on his Twitter.
The White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that the U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear regarding the occupied Crimea: Russia must return it.
Sanctions against Russia should remain until the Crimea returns to Ukraine. This was stated by the U.S. permanent representative to the UN Nikki Haley during her first appearance in her position at the UN Security Council.