Crimea Under Occupation

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New Ukrainian Sanctions: What Was Added to and What Is Missing from the List. Updated Sanctions Database

22 July 2020

The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies, the Maidan of Foreign Affairs, and BlackSeaNews has analysed the list of legal entities contained in this decision and updated the general database of legal entities subject to sanctions imposed by Ukraine, the United States, and the European Union in connection with the aggression against Ukraine.

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On Maritime Boundary Delimitation Between Ukraine and the Russian Federation

25 June 2020
The authors analyze relevant norms of the international maritime law and Ukrainian and Russian legislation in the context of delimitation of maritime boundaries, and suggest an international maritime law mechanism that could be used to delimit the maritime boundary between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
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Water in Occupied Crimea: No Catastrophe. Just a 50-Year Step Backwards

17 June 2020

In recent days, the information space has once again been stirred by the situation with water supply to the occupied Crimean peninsula. For this reason, the Monitoring Group has decided to remind our readers of some basic facts and highlight some of the key points.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (10-11). The Cost of the Occupation to Russia and What Awaits Crimea and Sevastopol

06 June 2020

The Monitoring group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (9). The Updated "Crimean Sanctions Package"

06 June 2020

The Monitoring group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (6-8). The Peculiarities of Economic Processes in Russia and Occupied Crimea under Sanctions

20 May 2020

The Monitoring group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (5): the Imposition of U.S. Sanctions against Russian Plants over the Production of Warships in Crimea

18 May 2020

The Monitoring group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (4). Missed Deadlines for the Production of Karakurt Missile Corvettes at the Morye Shipyard in Feodosia

09 May 2020

The Monitoring group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (2). The Impact of Sanctions on the Crimean Banking

05 May 2020

The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions (1). The State of the Sanctions Regime as of 1 February 2020

04 May 2020

The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BSNews presents a series of publications on the real impact of Crimean sanctions on Russia's economy: © T. GUCHAKOVA, A. KLYMENKO, O. KORBUT. The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions. Issue 2. Translated from Ukrainian by Hanna Klymenko. Edited by Andrii Klymenko and Tetyana Guchakova. – Kyiv, 2020. – 28 p.: ill.

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The policy of non-recognition of the attempt to annex the Crimean peninsula

03 March 2020

The Monitoring group of the Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies, the Maidan of Foreign Affairs and BlackSeaNews are glad to share with you the proposals that we made in Brussels in the European Parliament and European External Action Service on February 19-20, 2020.

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Wild tulips under Russian bombs. The destruction of the Opuk nature reserve

09 February 2020

From the first days of the occupation of Crimea, the Russian Federation has been systematically pursuing its main goal – total militarization of the peninsula. There is no doubt that it is the value of Ukrainian peninsula from the geopolitical and strategic points of view that have been the main "engine" of attempts to subjugate Crimea to the political goals of the Russian Federation since the collapse of the USSR.

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Databаse of airplanes that flew to the occupied Crimea and EU member-states, USA and other destinations in 2019

06 January 2020

The Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies, BSNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs monitoring group presents the list of the aircrafts that flew to the occupied Crimea, as well as to EU member-states, USA and other countries in 2019.

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A «Russian Lake»: the Nine Aspects of the Current Situation in the Black Sea

04 August 2019

The situation in the Black Sea is changing. Its ongoing transformation into a de facto Russian lake is a direct consequence of the occupation and subsequent militarization of Crimea. The analysis is aimed at anyone who cares about the region.

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The Sevastopol Defense Industry and its Russian Collaborators – a Prospective Sanctions List

27 May 2019

The information below is not just an example of how Russian handles the captured peninsula treating it as war booty, but an irrefutable evidence of the Russian military threat to Ukraine and the rest of the world. At the end of the publication you will see a list of 89 enterprises in Sevastopol alone, researched and compiled by the joint Monitoring Group of the Maidan of Foreign Affairs, the Black Sea Strategic Studies Institute and the BlackSeaNews.