Ukraine Crisis and Crimean Annexation



Born: 1968
Occupation: Civil Society SME Association
Location: Austria
Born: 1999
Occupation: Consultant and student
Location: Ukraine
Born: 1985
Occupation: Lecturer and writer
Location: Portugal
Born: 1996
Occupation: BlueBook trainee (European Commission)
Location: Belgium
Born: 1989
Occupation: Post-graduate student in European studies and Young European Ambassador
Location: Ukraine
In February 2014, hundreds of Ukrainians gathered in Kiev in violent protest. The events, also called the Euromaidan Revolution, ended in the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych and the overthrow of the Ukrainian government. In March 2014, the Russian Federation took control over the Crimean Peninsula in the aftermath of the Ukrainian Revolution. The Crimean Peninsula, located in the northern part of the Black Sea, remains under Russian control. The annexation directly violated international law and continues to be a point of conflict in the region.