On December 7, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) adopted the resolution “Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov,” initiated by Ukraine (Mfa.gov.ua, December 16, 2020). The declaration indicates that the transformation of the peninsula into a huge Russian military base “represents a threat to peace and security well beyond the Black Sea region” (Un.org, December 7, 2020). This was the third year in a row that the UNGA raised such concerns, but this time, new key elements were included in the document. Solomiya Bobrovskaya, the secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, mentioned that for the first time, the U.N. resolution includes information regarding the militarization of Crimean youth.
Stolen Childhood: Russian Propaganda and Militarization of Youth in Crimea
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