NGRN on the Prospects of the Crimean platform

The Crimean platform can become an effective tool for de-occupation of Crimea, and it is supported by most countries in the world.

Director of NGRN Mykhailo Samus, and head of the Asian section of NGRN Yurii Poita in the program of the analytical magazine told about how it was created, what it is intended for, and how the Crimean platform will function.

Issues that were discussed:

  • Prospects and features of the functioning of the Crimean platform;
  • Causes and consequences of the Kremlin’s hysterical reaction to the Crimean platform;
  • Goals and prospects of Ukrainian-Turkish rapprochement, incl. in the context of de-occupation of Crimea;
  • The role of Turkey in the Black Sea region and in the post-Soviet space.

Yurii Poita

Head of the Asian Section

He has been working as a Head of the Asia-Pacific Section at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Yurii also is a sinologist and member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

He studied at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv International University, the Wuhan Research Institute of Postal and Telecommunications (China), Zhytomyr Military Institute (Ukraine). At the moment Yurii is a PhD candidate at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

He has experience in defense, international journalism, analytics and research.

Research interests: China’s influence in the post-Soviet space, “hybrid” threats to national security, Ukrainian-Chinese relations, the development of the situation in the Asia-Pacific and the Central Asian region.

He took part in a number of expert and scientific discussions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, China and other countries. He has participated in research projects on the consequences of educational migration to China, interethnic conflicts and the protest potential of Kazakhstan, creation of a new Asian strategy of the MFA of Ukraine, study of Ukraine’s relations with the countries of Central and East Asia.

Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and Chinese.

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July 2021
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