Crimea: Life Under Occupation

Changes in proportions of Crimean Tatars and Russian population in Crimea.

Source: Yevhenil Chak/ (RFE/RL Graphics)

The current situation in Crimea can be summed up by saying that Crimea has been illegally declared an autonomous republic within the Russian Federation, a status not recognized by the international community, which considers it an occupation or annexation. The Crimean Tatars boycotted the 2014 referendum in Crimea and supported Ukraine’s pro-European reforms, and now find themselves in a situation where their human rights are any longer not fully protected.

More information about the Crimean Tatars and the human rights situation in Crimea:

The Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis:

The Crimean Tatar Resource Centre:

QHA Crimean News Agency:

Crimea SOS:

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