High-profile public event aims to keep the occupation of the peninsula on the international agenda.
Kyiv experiencing breakthrough in relations with Beijing amidst deteriorating connections with international financial institutions.
Diplomatic frictions fuel economic sanctions, with potentially damaging consequences.
Officials argue that that political and security issues trump any economic consequences.
Moscow has offered to act as intermediary in delimitation efforts.
Pro-Russian politicians accuse head of state of colluding in abduction
Beijing believes an epochal struggle for mastery is already underway.
China's aggression appears diplomatically inept, but provoking Western hostility can bring rewards.
Move to nationalise aviation firm interpreted as a sign Kyiv views Washington as a more useful strategic partner than Beijing.
Critics fear that risks outweigh any potential benefits.