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Crimea Platform: a Strategy to End the Occupation?

18/10/2021, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Via dei Montecatini, 17 - Roma

Russia’s military actions against Ukraine since 2014, including the illegal annexation of Crimea and the military intervention in the Donbas region, undermined the basic principles of international law and triggered Western sanctions against the Russian Federation. The ongoing war and occupation of Crimea brought with it negative trends, from militarization to a change in the demographic structure of the local population, from political persecution to damaging environmental policies, from systemic ethnic and religious discrimination of Crimean Tartars to the expulsion of independent media from the peninsula. Aimed at reversing the negative consequences of the occupation and finding possible approaches to achieve the de-occupation of Crimea, the Ukrainian government has launched a new consultation and coordination format: the Crimea Platform.

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