Kerch confrontation puts Crimean crisis back in spotlight

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Tensions between Russia and Ukraine had been rising long before Sunday’s naval clash

The Kerch strait confrontation is a stark reminder of unfinished business between Russia and Ukraine. Tensions have been rising in recent months, caused by tit-for-tat sanctions, upcoming elections, religious rivalries, unchecked human rights abuses and unexplained “terrorist” bombings.

But the basic problem remains unchanged: the crisis in relations caused by Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 after Ukraine’s pro-western Euromaidan protests, the subsequent low-intensity war in the eastern Donbass region bordering Russia, and the international community’s chronic failure to find a solution.

Related: Russia accuses Ukraine of naval ‘provocation’ in Kerch strait

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