At the First Black Sea Security Conference in Bucharest, the Crimea Platform Expert Network presented a study “Future Security Configuration of the Black and Azov Seas Region”

The community of experts proposes a course of action in various areas that the international community must take now and in the long term to make our vision for the region a reality.

The Black Sea region has been neglected for too long. The illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia’s genocidal war against Ukraine are not only an existential threat to the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people. As long as Russia illegally occupies Crimea, it will pose a serious threat, including a nuclear one, to the Black Sea region and Europe as a whole. Control over the Ukrainian peninsula allows Russia to project its power to the Mediterranean and the Middle East and North East region and to pursue its criminal and destructive strategies.

It is time to change this.

Supported by International Renaissance Foundation.