temporarily occupied Crimea

Crimean courage: risking freedom for Ukrainian identity
Columns - 14 July 2024

Crimean courage: risking freedom for Ukrainian identity

The President's Mission to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea observes numerous persecution cases in the so-called “courts,” including the illegitimate one in occupied Armyansk. People are prosecuted after “filtration measures” – stopped, checked by the FSB, and detained if anything related to Ukraine is found on their phones or in notebooks. There are many such cases, and we need to talk about those who suffer

Russia successfully promotes its narratives to Western media – Voice of America
News - 30 June 2024

Russia successfully promotes its narratives to Western media – Voice of America

Experts demonstrated the promotion of Russian narratives on the example of events in Crimea: Western media often pick up the Kremlin's quotes instead of covering the essence of the events in Russia's war against Ukraine

Zelenskyy called Putin’s ultimatum a revival of Russian Nazism
News - 15 June 2024

Zelenskyy called Putin’s ultimatum a revival of Russian Nazism

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called another series of statements by Putin manipulative. According to the MFA of Ukraine, Russia's statements aimed at misleading the international community, undermining diplomatic efforts to achieve a just peace and shattering the unity of the world majority around the purposes and principles of the UN Charter

Journalism under siege for over a decade in temporarily occupied Crimea: How Russia has stifled freedom of the press on the Ukrainian peninsula
News - 10 June 2024

Journalism under siege for over a decade in temporarily occupied Crimea: How Russia has stifled freedom of the press on the Ukrainian peninsula

The policy of destroying independent media deprives Crimean residents of access to information from independent journalists, creating a propaganda bubble

De-identified Crimea: Occupying state massively eradicates ethnic celebrations – Amnesty International
News - 23 May 2024

De-identified Crimea: Occupying state massively eradicates ethnic celebrations – Amnesty International

Amnesty International concluded, that Russia has had ten years to implement its policies designed to alter the ethnic makeup of and suppress non-Russian identities in Crimea

Russia’s forced demographic changes in Crimea violate international law – Amnesty International
News - 15 May 2024

Russia’s forced demographic changes in Crimea violate international law – Amnesty International

Russia has had ten years to implement its policies designed to alter the ethnic makeup of and suppress non-Russian identities in Crimea. Through population transfer and coercive policies targeting minorities, it has sought to dilute and remove Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar identity from the peninsula

Russian occupying authorities harassed journalist Lutfiye Zudiyeva in Ukraine’s Crimea
News - 13 May 2024

Russian occupying authorities harassed journalist Lutfiye Zudiyeva in Ukraine’s Crimea

Lutfiye Zudiyeva has covered the plight and trials of Crimean political prisoners as a member of the grassroots initiative Crimean Solidarity since 2016. She joined the editorial staff of the media project Graty in July 2021 and is interning in forensic journalism and storytelling

Russia militarizes education and erases cultural identity of children in temporarily occupied Crimea – UN and Amnesty International
News - 13 May 2024

Russia militarizes education and erases cultural identity of children in temporarily occupied Crimea – UN and Amnesty International

The International Court of Justice found that the way in which Russia had implemented its educational system in Crimea after 2014 with regard to school education in the Ukrainian language had violated its obligations under Articles 2(1)(a) and 5(v) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

EU explains why it still recognises Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president
News - 12 May 2024

EU explains why it still recognises Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president

Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) declared the results of Russian ruler Vladimir Putin's so-called "elections" to be null and void and the Kremlin leader himself illegitimate

80 Years of Pain: Ukraine calls for recognition of 1944 Crimean Tatar genocide on 80th anniversary
Articles - 10 May 2024

80 Years of Pain: Ukraine calls for recognition of 1944 Crimean Tatar genocide on 80th anniversary

ZMINA explains how the deportation of Crimean Tatars took place, what the Ukrainian parliament is calling for, and why it is important

Crimea as a launchpad: Russian Forces utilise temporarily occupied Crimea for deadly attacks on civilians in Ukraine – Crimean Human Rights Group
News - 08 May 2024

Crimea as a launchpad: Russian Forces utilise temporarily occupied Crimea for deadly attacks on civilians in Ukraine – Crimean Human Rights Group

Since late September 2022, Russians have been active in using Iran-made SHAHED kamikaze drones to attack civilian infrastructure. A substantial part of such drones is also launched from the occupied peninsula territory

Ten years of occupation of Crimea: memories of Crimean journalists on how it began
Articles - 18 April 2024

Ten years of occupation of Crimea: memories of Crimean journalists on how it began

The event participants also watched the documentary by the reporter’s team of Crimea.Realities titled “The first pro-Ukrainian action in Simferopol after the Russian troops’ arrival: risk, “traitors of Crimea,” and abduction”

Russia has been suppressing freedom of expression and religion during years of temporarily occupation of Crimea – UN and Amnesty International
News - 11 April 2024

Russia has been suppressing freedom of expression and religion during years of temporarily occupation of Crimea – UN and Amnesty International

In temporarily occupied Crimea, Russia has significantly curtailed the space for civil society to function, including criticizing or advocating. Media outlets have been shut down, disproportionately impacting Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian communities' rights to free expression, information access, and cultural expression

“There are no LGBTQ+ people in Crimea”: Russia cracked down on the LGBTQ+ сommunity in the temporarily occupied peninsula
News - 07 April 2024

“There are no LGBTQ+ people in Crimea”: Russia cracked down on the LGBTQ+ сommunity in the temporarily occupied peninsula

As of 2014, the number of representatives of the LGBT+ community in Crimea amounted to approximately 16,200 persons. However, the number of people who remain in the territory in 2023 is unknown

Russia struck Kyiv by two ballistic missiles from temporarily occupied Crimea: ten people injured
News - 25 March 2024

Russia struck Kyiv by two ballistic missiles from temporarily occupied Crimea: ten people injured

The officials reported the debris from the rockets fell in the Pecherskyi, Solomianskyi, Holosiivskyi, and Darnytskyi districts of Kyiv, damaging two high-rise buildings and injuring five people, including one child

A decade of repressions: Crimean Tatars and Ukrainains targeted in Russia’s brutal crackdown on dissent
News - 22 March 2024

A decade of repressions: Crimean Tatars and Ukrainains targeted in Russia’s brutal crackdown on dissent

Amnesty International stated that with international crimes, Russia has attempted to change the ethnic makeup of Crimea while suppressing non-Russian identities on the peninsula, including through restricting education in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages, attacking religious minorities, stifling media and culture, as well as undermining representative institutions and abusing the criminal justice system

Ukrainian Watchdog OPORA urges global community to reject results of the Russian “presidential election”
News - 17 March 2024

Ukrainian Watchdog OPORA urges global community to reject results of the Russian “presidential election”

The NGO explains that the legitimacy of the entire result of the presidential election of the Russian Federation will be called into question by the very inclusion of ballots received in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, especially

Is Ukraine’s strategy in the International Court of Justice justified, and what lessons should we learn?
Articles - 13 February 2024

Is Ukraine’s strategy in the International Court of Justice justified, and what lessons should we learn?

Experts from the Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group analyzed the Court’s decision and the prerequisites that could have contributed to the dismissal of most of the claims