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The Future of Crimea

The Future of Crimea

Russia is illegally occupying Crimea since 2014 and continues to perpetrate human rights violations. UI was honored to host Oleg Sentsov, Andreas Umland and Karina Shyrokykh for a discussion on possible future solution scenarios for Crimea.

The human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated since 2014, with the banning of Mejlis, the self-governing body of Crimean Tatars, and curbs on the freedom of press and assembly. Other human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances, have been documented by human rights organizations. While the conflict seems far from an end, how can the human rights situation in Crimea be protected? What are the possible future scenarios for Crimea, and is a peaceful return of Crimea to Ukraine possible?

Speakers:
Oleg Sentsov, filmmaker and writer.
Andreas Umland, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation.
Karina Shyrokykh, Postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm University and Associate fellow at UI.

The seminar was moderated by Martin Kragh, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at UI.

The seminar was arranged in cooperation with Nordic Ukraine Forum and CBEES, Södertörn University.

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) this seminar took place without an audience. It was recorded and published afterwards as UI Podcast.

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