No One Feels Safe in the New Crimea

Sixteen months after Russia’s March 2014 annexation of Crimea, the peninsula’s human rights situation is getting progressively worse. The first wave of repression targeted mainly pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimean Tatars, while in 2015 the Kremlin’s victims have been Slavs: Ukrainians and Russians. Since early this year, Russian authorities have forcibly resettled thousands of self-sufficient businessmen and managers, as well as various religious leaders. In June 2014, the Ukrainian government registered 1.36 million refugees. Unofficially, more than 50,000 Crimean refugees now live on the Ukrainian mainland; the others are displaced persons from the Donbas.Among the most publicized provocations of harassment of …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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