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A meeting with witnesses of the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 at the National Museum of History of Ukraine took place on Saturday, February 29.
What factors contributed to the violation of the territorial integrity of an independent country in the heart of Europe in the 21st century? Thanks to what and to whom Russia managed to annex Crimea in 2014? Has Ukraine lost the peninsula irretrievably in the six years of Russian occupation? These and other questions were sought in the National Museum of History of Ukraine during a meeting with witnesses of the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
The following people shared their assessments of the events of 2014 and their vision of the future of Crimea: Andriy Shchekun, co-coordinator of the EuroMaidan-Crimea movement, editor-in-chief of the Crimean Svitlytsia newspaper; Igor Chaika, journalist, director of the documentary “The Island of Crimea. Deja Vu ”, Chairman of the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (2016–2019); Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar People’s Majlis, active participant in the events of 2014 to protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine; Olena Khalimon, journalist, author and editor of Crimean projects covering repressions against Crimeans; Anna Andrievska, a Crimean journalist who witnessed the annexation of Crimea and is being persecuted by the Russian authorities for her professional activities.
Within the framework of the event, a screening of Igor Chaika’s documentary “The Island of Crimea. Deja Vu.
During the event, the co-coordinator of the civil movement “EuroMaidan-Crimea” in Crimea in 2014 Andriy Shchekun presented a thematic issue of the magazine “Sights of Ukraine: National Heritage”, dedicated to the sights of the peninsula. Olena Khalimon and Anna Andrievska told about the work on the collections of memoirs of Crimean people about the occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014 – “People of the” gray zone “. Witnesses of the Russian annexation of Crimea ”and“ Book of Testimonies. Anatomy of the Russian annexation of Crimea “. Researchers have collected more than 50 stories that refute the Russian propaganda myths about the annexation of Crimea.
Details of the meeting at this link : https://culture.voicecrimea.com.ua/uk/shist-rokiv-okupatsii-chy-vtratyly-my-krym-podrobytsi-zustrichi/