Tag: non-recognition policy

Microsoft’s Story Highlights Why West Needs a Formal Non-Recognition Policy on Crimea Now

December 5, 2014

Staunton, December 5 – Yesterday, Ukrainian and Russian media reported that Microsoft had implicitly recognized the Russian annexation of Crimea by requiring those using its products on the Ukrainian peninsula to apply for new licenses, a story that turned out to be false but that highlights the need for a formal non-recognition policy to clarify […]

Ukrainian President Names Cemilev Plenipotentiary for Crimean Tatar Affairs

August 21, 2014

Staunton, August 21 – Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has named Mustafa Cemilev to the new position of plenipotentiary representative for Crimean Tatar affairs and charged him with “securing the observation of the constitutional rights of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Ukraine.” Poroshenko’s decision institutionalizes the Verkhovna Rada’s vote on March 20 […]