In Crimea, Time for Pressure, not Acceptance

Why we cannot lose sight of the Crimean Tatars

17/12/2014 | by Liana Fix, Eleanor Knott

DGAPkompakt 16, December 18, 2014, 6 pp.

Category: Conflicts and Strategies, Ukraine, Russia

Misguided calls within Germany for tacitly accepting or even officially recognizing Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea are diverting attention from the situation on the ground. Despite Russian promises made to the Crimean Tatar community, authorities are now cracking down on Tatar political and media organizations, under the pretext of the fight against “political extremism.” Crimean Tatars are once again a vulnerable minority – in the only place they call their homeland: the Crimean peninsula.

 
dgap in the media