Ukraine will not, under any circumstances, abandon the idea of de-occupying Crimea; at the second summit of the Crimean Platform on August 23, the diplomatic efforts necessary for this will be discussed.
This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Kuleba in interview Ukrinform.
“At the summit of the Crimean Platform, which will be held online on August 23 for objective reasons, everything that contributes to the de-occupation of the peninsula in terms of diplomatic efforts will be discussed … We want to send a very clear signal: even if theoretically, this will not happen, but if theoretically, the enemy will again be stand near Kyiv, we will still plan the de-occupation of Crimea,” he said.
According to Kuleba, no matter how difficult it is, we must always think strategically – the moment will come when we de-occupy our territories.
“And the summit of the Crimean platform is a signal of exactly this. There will be no such moment in history when we will have “no time for Crimea”, “no time for Lisichansk” or some other city that is currently temporarily captured. Yes, we are talking about diplomacy, but we are talking about it,” the Foreign Minister said.
The second reason for the importance of holding the summit, the minister noted, is the informal narrative in some capitals that “Crimea is, of course, Ukraine, but you should be especially careful with Crimea, because this is the exposed nerve of Russia.”
“Therefore, we want to once again stake out that Crimea is Ukraine, and we will talk about it what we want and do what we want. This is a fundamental point,” the head of Ukrainian diplomacy stressed.
As Ukrinform reported, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Igor Zhovkva said at a briefing on August 2 that 48 participants, including representatives of Asian, Latin American and African states, have already been registered as part of the second Crimean Platform Summit, which will be held online on August 23. In addition, in October this year, it is planned to hold a summit of the Crimean Platform in the format of a parliamentary dimension with the participation of speakers of parliaments of foreign states.