Second episode of UkraineMEMO published: Crimea — occupied but not lost
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In the second episode of UkraineMEMO we are looking at the situation in Crimea. The focus is on two topics: First, the Crimean Platform, a new Ukrainian foreign policy initiative. It is intended to facilitate the reintegration of the peninsula and provide the institutional framework for a regular exchange at a high diplomatic level between Ukraine and its European and international partners. Secondly, the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on 14 January 2021 to accept Ukraine’s case against Russia. This means that in the coming months the Court will examine Russia’s responsibility for human rights violations in Crimea that occurred after 27 February 2014.
Our interviewees in the current episode are:
Emine Dzhaparova — First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. She oversees the Crimean Platform in the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the interview with Emine Dzhaparova we talk about the goals of the Crimean Platform and what role Germany and the international community should play in it.
Sergiy Zayets — lawyer and expert in the field of human rights from Kyiv. As a lawyer, he is handling several individual complaints before the European Court of Human Rights. From him we would like to learn about the significance of the Court’s decision on the situation in Crimea and what similarities there are between the Georgian and Ukrainian state complaints against Russia.
With its podcast “UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice”, the IEP presents new perspectives on Ukraine, the most populous and largest country by area within the Eastern Partnership. Especially since the Revolution of Dignity in 2014, Ukraine has been undergoing profound social change.
With interesting guests from Germany and Ukraine, Ljudmyla Melnyk and Silke Nauschütz discuss new developments in the areas of Ukrainian politics, economy and society and thus provide an insight into the events on the ground that are moving the country. They also keep a close eye on Ukraine’s relationship with Germany and Europe.
The podcast is part of the project “German-Ukrainian Researchers Network” (GURN 2). The aim of the project is to promote bilateral dialogue between German and Ukrainian think tanks and to strengthen expertise in the field of policy analysis. GURN is implemented in close cooperation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Kyiv), the Think Tank Development and Research Initiative think twice UA (Kyiv), the New Europe Center (NEC, Kyiv) and with the kind support of the German Federal Foreign Office.