Crimea

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Eastern Ukraine’s accelerating humanitarian crisis

Russian-led forces have stepped up their military assault in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region. The result is a worsening humanitarian crisis for 3.4 million Ukrainians.
Oleg Verniaiev in the air, straddling the parallel bars (© AP Images)

Ukrainian athletes shine at the Rio Olympics

The athletes representing Ukraine at the Olympics are making a strong showing. Several are placing, even winning the country's first gold medal.
Three women holding paper figures that read “Crimea SOS” (© AP Images)

Another anniversary of Russia’s occupation passes, but Crimea is not forgotten

As Russia’s occupation of Crimea enters its third year, the international community is worried about the situation on the Ukrainian peninsula.

Russia’s brutality against Crimean Tatars escalates

As Crimea nears two years under Russia’s occupation, Crimean Tatars suffer repression at the hands of Russian occupation authorities.

Human rights deteriorate in Russian-occupied Crimea

Human rights have gotten much worse in Crimea under Russia’s occupation, especially for members of the peninsula’s Crimean Tatar community.

Russia’s occupation of Crimea represses journalism

Recent raids and detentions against independent Crimean journalists indicate that press freedom in Crimea continues to deteriorate under Russian occupation.

Crimeans deserve better. Russia must respect media freedom.

The shutdown of Crimean Tatar media outlets is the latest in an alarming pattern of discrimination, intimidation and persecution by Russian authorities.
Map of Ukraine and surrounding region with flag (Shutterstock)

There are rules. A country’s borders can’t be changed by force.

The international community must continue to sustain pressure on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, says Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Costs to Crimea: Repressive laws, increasing abuses

One year ago, on March 16, Russia orchestrated a referendum in Crimea that violated the Ukrainian constitution and was condemned by the international community....