Ukrainian Crisis

Events

Mass expulsion of Muslims and Tartars

1780 - 1790

Imperial Russia expels Muslim Tartars and Turks as well as the demolition and conversion of mosques and other religious monuments. Period of Russification.

Crimean War

1853 - 1856

Russian-Ottoman War

1877 - 1878

Deportation of Crimean Tartars

1917 - 1933

Russian Federation forms

1921

Crimea is part of the Russian Federation at this time

Crimea as part of the USSR

1922 - 24 August 1991

Crimea occupied by the Third Reich

1941 - 1944

Crimea given to the Ukrainian SSR

February 1954

Ukraine Independence

24 August 1991 - Present

Yushchenko meets with the European Parliament

27 January 2005

The Maidan

23 November 2013

Protests occurred over Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of the European Union agreement due to Russian pressure (protests take place in Kiev's Independence Square)

NATO backs Ukraine

2 March 2014

NATO speaks up against Russia's interference with Crimea and Ukraine.

Ukrainian Crisis

April 2014 - Present

Ceasefire Violations

20 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

Over 3000 ceasefire violations were recorded by the OSCE SMM.