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In case of Ukraine, the pro-russian separatists have captured huge chunks of captured Ukrainian land to form Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic . So will it be illegal if Ukrainian government embargoed the region so that no food or humanitarian aid could go in or out from the region?? Because technically Russia cannot come to help DLPR so Ukraine can only provide food to the region .

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    Legal/illegal according to which authority? But just by the way, if they would do something like that, it would have very unfortunate historic parallels. – Philipp Mar 22 '18 at 17:20
  • I think the blockade of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War would be a more similar event. – SJuan76 Mar 22 '18 at 17:57
  • @Philipp Illegal according to Geneva convention or other international laws is what I am concerned about ? – user17709 Mar 22 '18 at 18:08
  • "Russia cannot come to help DLPR" — why not? – James K Mar 22 '18 at 21:04
  • Honest question: Isn't an embargo pointless? 1) Crimea is a peninsula, so it can receive sea shipments, and 2) Isn't it right next to Russia(See James K's question) Unless you meant blockade, but even then, isn't Crimea nearly contiguous with Russia? Currently most of its food and electricity comes from Ukraine, but how much of that is due from it being part of Ukraine? – sharur Mar 22 '18 at 21:06

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