Tensions are mounting as Russia continues to move troops and equipment to Crimea and the Ukrainian border. The UK and USA have unequivocally voiced their support for Ukraine and its territorial integrity but this new wave of Russia aggression poses the question: what can we do in the long-run to better support Ukraine? In particular, this event will look at the role of the UK and the issue of Crimea.
For too long, Crimea has been seen as the backstory to Russian aggressions, a fait accompli, rather than an ongoing assault on human rights, international law, and regional security through Russia’s occupation of the peninsula. Looking to change this, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching an international Crimea Platform, which seeks to reverse and/or mitigate the negative trends observed on the Russian-occupied peninsula. This week has reminded us why it is needed.
The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to be hosting this event which will question how the Crimea Platform’s potential can be maximised and what role the UK should play in it.