The Crimean peninsula has always been an integral component of security in the Black Sea Region. In 2014 it became a flashpoint for the international order when Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine. Seven years later, it remains an important topic in international security and democracy promotion. Please join CDDRL and the Embassy of Ukraine in the US for a discussion on several topics related to the peninsula including:
• Political prisoners and human rights
• Security in Crimea
• Three Seas Initiative
• The Crimea Platform
This event is held in recognition of the political prisoners of Crimea, and to bring attention to the case of Osman Arifmemetov.