Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification

A Russian submarine in Sebastopol harbour A Russian submarine in Sebastopol harbour

27 November 2018

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.

The Seizure of Three Ukrainian Naval Vessels on 26 November 2018: Renewed Tensions in the Crimean Peninsula

The article was written by Grazvydas Jasutis during his time as Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.

This article provides the tools to understand the dynamics at play in this complex political situation, especially after the seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels by the Russian Armed Forces off the Crimean Peninsula on 26 November 2018, underlines Dr Annyssa Bellal, Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy.

‘Written by a scholar and conflict management practitioner with extensive experience in the region, it allows grasping with the historical and legal dimensions of this conflict and the different views of the parties’ she adds.

Crimea Between Annexation and Reunification War Report 2018

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