Julia Shvytkina
23 August 2022 21: 15
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Based on the Crimean platform: Zelensky said he would return Crimea by any means he deems right

According to the head of state, Ukraine is not going to consult with other countries on what means to return the occupied territories.

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Based on the Crimean platform: Zelensky said he would return Crimea by any means he deems right

Today in Kiev started the second Crimean platform summit - this time because wars in Ukraine it is being held online, though some representatives of the international community have come in person.

It is reported that this year their participation was confirmed 60 countries and international organizations, among them about 40 - at the level of presidents and prime ministersWhereas last year the event was attended by 46 international delegations.

First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Japarova noted that, among others, the summit is attended by:

chancellor of germany Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kisida, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maria Pejcinovic-Buric.

"The participants of the Summit are not only our traditional partners in the Euro-Atlantic space, but also our friends - the countries of Africa. The American continent has also become more represented. There are also participants from Asia ... It is also important that the number of international organizations that will participate in the summit has increased In particular, at the expense of the OSCE", — added Dzhaparova, noting that last year the countries Africa, South America and Asia (except Japan) were not presented on the Crimean platform.

The day before it was noted that the summit will focus on the following main topics:

  • role of temporary occupation Crimea in the deployment of full-scale aggression against Ukraine;
  • common efforts to restore security and stability in the region of the Black and Azov Seas;
  • further steps in response to Russian violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Crimea, in particular in relation to ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars;
  • strengthening the policy of non-recognition of any change in the international legal status of Crimea;
  • the effectiveness of sanctions, their strengthening and prevention of circumvention.

In addition, the participants Crimean platform at the end of the event must be approved joint statement.

The summit was opened by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskywho stated that Kiev restore Ukrainian rule on the peninsula.

"To overcome terror, it is necessary to win the fight against Russian aggression. It is necessary to liberate Crimea. This will be the revival of world law and order," said the president.

Also he thanked all participants of the second summit of the Crimean Platform for their readiness for joint action. And stated that Armed Forces of Ukraine have the right to strike at military facilities of the Russian Federation in the territories Ukrainewhich are under the control of Russian troops. So he answered the question Will Ukraine return Crimea by military means? At the same time, he specified that Ukraine would return Crimea by any means it deems right, without consulting with other countries.

Naturally, the summit participants in their speeches focused on the annexation of the peninsula, and some of them were quite tough.

Yes, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the preservation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is important for regional and global stability.

“From the very beginning, Turkey has openly stated that the annexation of Crimea is unconstitutional and illegal, and does not recognize it. This is a position of principle, both for legal and moral reasons. International law, in fact, determines that Crimea should return to Ukraine, of which it is an integral part, - he said.

Erdogan also added that Turkey is making every effort to ensure that the current war "ended with a just peace."

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said online that the Alliance would continue to help Ukraine, but urged to prepare for a difficult winter.

"The coming winter will be hard... Therefore, we must establish long-term support for Ukraine so that Ukraine can be preserved as a sovereign and independent nation," Stoltenberg said

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz noted that the West "never recognizes" the annexation of Ukrainian regions by Russia and will continue to adhere to tough sanctions against the Russian Federation. He also added that Germany and Canada agreed on a new package of military assistance to Ukraine. It includes air defense systems, missile systems and tons of ammunition.

President of France Emmanuel Macron urged not to make any compromises with the Russian Federation.

"Russia has made its choice despite its commitments... We must not show any weakness, no spirit of compromise, because it is about freedom for everyone and everything and peace in all parts of the globe"- said the French leader.

President of Poland Andrzej Duda, who personally arrived in Kyiv, said that he had not yet been to the Crimea, but recalled how a Polish poet wrote about him Adam Mickiewicz and expressed the hope that Vladimir Zelensky "still show him the Crimea." He also called for the dismantling of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

“I would like to remind you that Nord Stream 2 began to operate after the capture of Crimea, there is no turn to ordinary business with Russia, there is no turn to such ties when it fights against Ukraine, occupies its territories. Changing policy in the West is not just a stop” Nord Stream-2", but also its complete liquidation, dismantling", Duda said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin trudeau, said that the Canadian authorities are adding to the sanctions lists more 62 Russian individuals and one organization of the defense sector of the Russian Federation.

"Today we are announcing new sanctions against 62 additional people and one defense sector organization involved in Russia's war in Ukraine," - he said.

Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi called the struggle for Crimea part of the struggle for the liberation of all of Ukraine.

"The fight for Crimea is part of the fight for the liberation of all of Ukraine. In February, Russian troops used Crimea as a springboard to attack southern Ukraine, including Kherson. They continue to use Crimea to create military pressure on other regions, in particular, on the cities of Mykolaiv and Odessa, Draghi said.

Earlier we wrote about the The United States approved the strikes on the territory of Crimea. Recall that Explosions in Crimea have already been recorded three times: at the airport in Sakah, near Dzhankoya and in the area Kerch.

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