Article: The Crimean Challenge to a Russian-Ukrainian Armistice

In his article, Dr. Andreas Umland argues that differentiating between Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the invasion of 2022 is not a viable way for peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, although surrendering to the peninsula’s annexed status as an ‘established fact’ may be presented as a pragmatic approach. Instead, Dr. Umland points out the concrete, material conditions, which militate against the sustainability of the incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation, including deficits in fresh water, lack of land connection to Russia as well as the continuing international isolation of Crimea and exclusion from international trade, financial flows and tourism.

The Institute for Global Analytics is pleased to publish the Bulgarian-language translation of the article, which was published in English by the Stockholm Centre for East European Studies.