Tag: Russian occupation of Crimea

UN Report Details Atrocities In Ukraine While Fighting Escalates

July 14, 2016

Ukraine reports 72 attacks, with both military and civilian casualties.

Human Rights Situation in Crimea: A Brief Analysis of the EP Vote

February 11, 2016

On February 3, 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution “on the human rights situation in Crimea, in particular of the Crimean Tatars.” The resolution reminds that “the Russian Federation has illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol and therefore violated international law, including the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, the 1994 Budapest Memorandum and the […]

Ukraine Live Day 581: Blockade Of Occupied Crimea Enters Second Day

September 21, 2015

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Russian Occupiers Use Longstanding Moscow Method to Undercount Crimean Tatars

June 6, 2015

Staunton, June 4 – Having driven out or denied reentry to many Crimean Tatars, the Russian occupation forces have now employed another longstanding Moscow method of “reducing” the number of Crimean Tatars and thus the role of that nation on the Ukrainian peninsula: manipulating the census. Yesterday, Aleksandr Surinov, head of the Russian Federal State […]

Defend Ukraine from Russian Aggression First; Then, Insist on Reforms

November 21, 2014

Staunton, November 20 – “September 3, 1939 – British and French commentators and officials said today that it could no longer be denied that Hitler was invading Poland and that the Nazi forces represented the most serious threat to the existence of that country, but they said that Warsaw could not reasonably expect allied assistance […]

No Russian State in Occupation of Crimea Can Be Considered Democratic, Portnikov Says

October 17, 2014

Staunton, October 17 – Now that Aleksey Navalny has said that he won’t return Crimea to Ukraine and Mikhail Khodorkovsky has added that “only a [Russian] dictator” could do so, other “representatives of Russian democratic society have hastened” to assure Russians that they won’t either as they live in “a democracy” in which “all issues […]

Russian Occupiers in Crimea Shut and then Re-open Gasprinsky Library But Allow Meeting in His Honor

September 26, 2014

Staunton, September 26 – Four days after the Russian occupation authorities closed down the Gasprinsky Library in Simferopol as part of their effort to rein in the Crimean Tatars, later reopening it presumably under tighter control, the same officials allowed a meeting to take place in Bakchisarai in honor of the centenary of the death […]