North Korean media boast successful ballistic missile launchWorld May 30, 7:03
At least 10 killed as militants shell Syria’s Deir ez-Zor — SANAWorld May 30, 5:49
Over 30,000 people in three Russian regions remain without electricity after stormWorld May 30, 5:28
Putin visits Russian cultural center in ParisSociety & Culture May 30, 3:37
Search engine Yandex denies transfer of Ukrainians' personal data to Russian intelligenceWorld May 30, 0:11
At least 137 people injured in Moscow storm — sourceWorld May 30, 0:05
Ukraine's security service accuses search engine Yandex of leaking personal info to MoscowWorld May 30, 0:03
Kamaz to supply at least 1,000 trucks to Philippines by 2020Business & Economy May 29, 21:49
Moscow ready to offer clarifications over incident with Montenegrin MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 21:09
MOSCOW, August 12. /TASS/. A Russian senator has said that Internet was turned off in the north of Crimea for security reasons.
"(Internet was turned off) for security reasons. Such measures are necessary first of all for security reasons, and people understand that," member of the Federation Council’s Committee on Defense and Security Olga Kovitidi told Dozdh TV channel on Friday.
Several media reported earlier that Internet was disrupted in part of north Crimea.
Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on August 10 that a group of saboteurs was detained on the territory of Crimea. FSB also said it prevented several terrorist attacks on the peninsula that were planned by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Chief Directorate of Intelligence. According to FSB, terrorist attacks were planned to target critical infrastructure in Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the attempt of Ukrainian special services to sabotage the situation in Crimea is "foolish and criminal." He added that the aim of such plans was to divert attention from domestic problems and authorities that are robbing their people.