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The COVID-19 Challenge in Post-Soviet Breakaway Statelets

The threat of coronavirus looms large in six self-declared republics that have broken away from post-Soviet states.

War and isolation have corroded health care infrastructure, while obstructing the inflow of assistance.

  • ICG

International actors should work with local and regional leaders to let life-saving aid through.

  • What’s new?

Isolated and scarred by war, six de facto statelets that claim independence from successor states to the Soviet Union are acutely vulnerable to the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Why does it matter?

Immediate and long-term suffering will not only cost lives but could also harden…

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