WikiProject Crimea

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Regions of Ukraine: Autonomous Republic of Crimea Oblasts of Ukraine: Cherkasy · Chernihiv · Chernivtsi · Dnipropetrovsk · Donetsk · Ivano-Frankivsk · Kharkiv · Kherson · Khmelnytskyi · Kyiv · Kirovohrad · Luhansk · Lviv · Mykolaiv · Odesa · Poltava · Rivne · Sumy · Ternopil · Vinnytsia · Volyn · Zakarpattia · Zaporizhzhia · Zhytomyr Cities with special status: Kyiv · Sevastopol
Warning: Changing the names of objects and administrative division should be guided by the decision of the DWG on 2014-06-05 (Crimea is mapped as within Ukraine and as within Russia)

According to standard handling of disputed territories situation should be mapped according to situation on the ground, see

In 2014, Russian forces occupied and annexed the Crimean peninsula, seizing it from Ukrainian territories. Russian claims to Crimea are not internationally recognized. The United Nations, through General Assembly Resolution 68/262, affirmed that Crimea was part of Ukraine and that Russia's annexation is invalid. Several nations imposed international sanctions on Russia in reaction to its action. As of 2023 Russia continues to occupy Crimea.

Decision of the DWG on 2014-06-05 was taken shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 and conquered Crimea, but situation was unclear and appeared unstable. According to that decision Crimea is mapped as within Ukraine and as within Russia. As result there is border marked at both Isthmus of Perekop and Kerch Strait, with overlapping areas of countries.

There was a later resolution by DWG that recognised on-the-ground control in Crimea, with "The Data Working Group takes no stance on if Russia's control is legal or not, as that is not within our scope." note. This decision was reverted, without an explanation, by OSMF.

Later OSMF claimed that this weakening of on the ground principle is not actually weakening it and that special exemption is needed here. It was requested to apply on the ground rule, for example in early 2020 but for now it was not applied.

Full scale Russian invasion in 2022 put on the ground situation in flux, and there is no reason to updated borders daily based on frontline movements. Situation remains unstable as of 2023.

See also Disputed_territories#Europe for other disputed areas, including Ukraine.

Crimea, Ukraine

latitude: 45.2170, longitude: 34.4420
boundary: 72639, label: 681769605
Browse map of Crimea 45°13′01.20″ N, 34°26′31.20″ E
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Crimea is an autonomous republic in Ukraine at latitude 45°13′01.20″ North, longitude 34°26′31.20″ East.