Crimean Library

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Borys Babin: International legal sources on the occupied Crimean Peninsula

26 August 2021
Expert on the international standards and acts applicable to the conflict in Ukraine, the temporary occupation of Crimea and the attempted annexation
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The Occupation of Crimea and the Situation in the Black Sea Region as Viewed by Western Think Tanks

26 August 2021
Western think tanks and individual experts began to return to the already forgotten research on Russia. Understandably, former military members and diplomats with experience in the region began to play a rather active role. American think tanks and experts are leaders among those who systematically monitor the situation in the Black Sea region and conduct relevant research. They are followed by some margin by British and German centres and analysts.
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Olena Snigyr: More than a territory: Crimea in the policy of historical memory of the Russian Federation

21 August 2021
Crimea has traditionally been the object of increased attention from Russian politicians and political scientists, but since 2014, the topic of Crimea, without exaggeration, has taken a special place in Russia’s public information space and scientific discourse. Today, the exceptional attention of Russian society to the topic of Crimea can only compete with the focus on the topic of “victory in the Great Patriotic War.
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The Militarization of Crimea as a Pan-European Threat and NATO Response. Third Edition

21 August 2021
The contents of the revised report: The Reality of the Militarization of Crimea / ... The Build-Up of Coastal and Naval Missile Capabilities in Occupied Crimea/ The Crimean Military-Industrial and Service Base of the Occupying Force Grouping/ ... The Restoration of the Crimean Nuclear Infrastructure/ The Size and Composition of the Force Grouping in Crimea/ NATO's Black Sea Dilemma/ Occupied Crimea in the Syrian War/ ... NATO's Naval Presence in the Black Sea in 2014-2021/ Current Naval Trends and Forecasts  
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International legal sources on the occupied Crimean Peninsula:

01 August 2021
UN Security Council // UN General Assembly // UN Conventional Bodies // International Court of Justice // International Criminal Court // European Court on Human Rights // International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea // Arbitrary proceedings in the Permanent Court of Justice (interstate claims) // Arbitrary proceedings in the Permanent Court of Justice (private claims) // OSCE Parliamentary Assembly // Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe // European Parliament //
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«Migration weapons»: the replacement of the Crimean population with Russian

11 July 2021
Summarising the statistics, calculations, and estimates outlined above, we can conclude that during the years of the occupation, the population of the peninsula, including Sevastopol, has increased by at least 700 thousand – 1 million people due to external migration. The de facto population of the Crimean Peninsula is at least 3 million people compared with 2,3 million people before the occupation...
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Illegal Visits to Crimean Ports by Foreign Merchant Ships (Except Russian Ones) in 2020

15 March 2021
While in 2014, the first year of the occupation of Crimea and the year of the imposition of sanctions, 85 vessels violated them, later the number of violators declined annually, and in 2020, there were only 11 such vessels, i.e. their number had decreased eightfold. The impossibility of legal maritime export and import due to sanctions has rendered the whole port industry of occupied Crimea unnecessary for the economy.
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How the Sanctions Work. The Defense Industry of the Occupied Crimea

22 January 2021
The occupied Crimea has become a base for troops and armaments, an important logistical point in the Russian military operations in Syria, and a convenient locale for much of the military-industrial complex formed with the captured Ukrainian enterprises.
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The Socio-Economic Situation in Occupied Crimea in 2014 – 2020. Third Edition

24 December 2020
The third edition of the book "The Socio-Economic Situation in Occupied Crimea" includes updated information as of 2020 and new analytics on the managed migration of the Russian population to the seized territory and the water supply to the occupied peninsula.
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The Impact of Sanctions on Maritime Connections with the Occupied Crimean Peninsula (3)

07 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. 2nd Edition

02 April 2020
The occupation and subsequent illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation in February-March 2014 and Russia's further aggression against Ukraine have become a turning point in the global history of sanctions. 
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The Militarization of Crimea as a Pan-European Threat

21 December 2018
The Militarization of Crimea as a Pan-European Threat book is based on the monitoring results of the joint monitoring group of Maidan of Foreign Affairs, the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews. Commissioned by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
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The Gray Zone. Crimea: Four Years of Occupation

21 December 2018
"The Gray Zone". Crimea: Four Years of Occupation is the annual report known as "The Occupied Crimea under the Sanctions and Blockade in 2014-2018") published by Maidan of Foreign Affairs Charitable Foundation, the BlackSeaNews internet portal and the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies.
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The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions

21 December 2018
The Real Impact of Crimean Sanctions book is based on the monitoring results of the joint monitoring group of Maidan of Foreign Affairs, the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews. Commissioned by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
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The Kerch Bridge and the Spread of the RF Aggression to the Sea of Azov

21 December 2018
The Kerch Bridge and the Spread of the RF Aggression to the Sea of Azov book is based on the monitoring results of the joint monitoring group of Maidan of Foreign Affairs, the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews. Commissioned by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.