With the expansion of the Russia’s war of aggression to the whole of Ukraine last year, Crimea, occupied since 2014, has become even more militarised. Political protest against the war and the Russian occupation of Crimea is criminalised and many activists and Crimean Tatars are facing repression. With the military successes of the Ukrainian army, hopes are growing again for an end to the illegal annexation.
What is the current situation on the Peninsula? To what extent have the possibilities for representatives of the Crimean Tatar people to influence political processes in Ukraine changed? How can crimes committed by the Russian occupation authorities and collaborators be dealt with in the future? What are the plans and initiatives for the reintegration of Crimea? How can the international community support Ukraine?
These and other questions will be discussed with our guest:
Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the Ukrainian President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Crimean Tatar and co-founder of the non-governmental organisation Crimea SOS.
Moderator: Nataliya Pryhornytska, political scientist and co-founder of the Alliance of Ukrainian Organisations.
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With its podcast "UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice", IEP presents new perspectives on Ukraine. With guests from Germany and Ukraine, Ljudmyla Melnyk and Nataliya Pryhornytska discuss recent developments in the areas of Ukrainian politics, economy and society and thus provide an insight into events on the ground that are moving the country. Ukraine's relationship with Germany and the EU is always kept in mind.
UkraineMEMO podcast is produced as part of the "UkraineForward: amplifying analysis” project funded by the MATRA Programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, and implemented by Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) with its partners. The opinions expressed are those of the podcast host and guests only and should not be considered as reflecting the position of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands or IWPR.
The first nine episodes of the podcast UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice were produced as part of the project "German-Ukrainian Researchers Network" (GURN, 2019-2022) and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.