Veronika Bílková

International Legal Aspects of the Current Events in Crimea

Jurisprudence 3/2014 Section: Discourse Page: 34-40

Keywords: Crimea, the Russian Federation, annexation, aggression, international law

Abstract: Discussion paper offers an analysis of the current development in the Crimea from the perspective of international law. Specifically, it focuses on two aspects of this development - the secession of Crimea from Ukraine and its accession to the Russian Federation; and further, the deployment of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine. The paper concludes that in both cases there was a breach of international law by the Russian Federation, who usurped the territory of another State, while illegally used armed force outside its territory.