Crimea: People and Territory before and after Annexation
Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska & Richard Sakwa, eds. E-international Relations: Bristol, 2015
13 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2016
Date Written: 2015
The secession of Crimea from Ukraine with help of the direct Russian military intervention, and the subsequent annexation of the region by Russia, represented a major turning point in the political history of the region, which experienced many conflicts in the past and was controlled by different powers during various historical periods. The significant rise in separatist orientations in Crimea after the Euromaidan, the direct Russian military intervention in support of pro-Russian separatists, and the Russian annexation of Crimea imply that a return of Crimea from Russia to Ukraine is virtually impossible. However, Crimea in its current status quo is likely in the foreseeable future to remain a point of conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and between the West and Russia.
Keywords: Conflict; Ukraine; Crimea; Russia; Separatism; Public Opinion
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