Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification

The War Report article Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification presents an overview of the situation in Crimea, including the peninsula’s history, the 2014 annexation by Russia, the main actors involved – the Russian Federation Forces, the Ukrainian Forces and the Self-Defence Crimean Forces – and recent developments in 2018.

It will form part, along with other analysis of conflict situations, of the War Report 2018 which will be published at the beginning of 2019.

 

AUTHOR

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Grazvydas Jasutis

Visiting Research Fellow

Grazvydas Jasutis conducts research on the assessment of international humanitarian law violations conducted during armed conflicts and their linkages with crimes committed afterwards, specifically in the contexts of Georgia and South Ossetia.

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Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification

November 2018

This War Report article presents an overview of the situation in Crimea, including the peninsula’s history, the 2014 annexation by Russia, the main actors involved – the Russian Federation Forces, the Ukrainian Forces and the Self-Defence Crimean Forces – and recent developments in 2018.

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