Europe in the World

Crimea one year after Russian annexation

24 March 2015
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)



One year after the Russian annexation of Crimea, the situation is bleak: economic isolation, human rights violations, the persecution of minorities and the repression of dissident voices have made life on the Peninsula increasingly difficult. The Crimean Tatars have been particularly hit hard. Their freedoms and rights have been repeatedly attacked in the past 12 months. In this Policy Brief, Amanda Paul explains the situation today in Crimea, why the international community should not forget about Crimea, and what measures the West, in particular, EU and Ukraine could take.

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