President Zelensky: Ukraine’s full fire control over Crimea just a matter of time

President Zelensky: Ukraine’s full fire control over Crimea just a matter of time

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As of now, Ukrainian forces have not yet achieved full fire control over the temporarily occupied Crimea and its adjacent waters, but it is just a matter of time.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his online speech at the Second Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Russian control of the Black Sea and the presence of the occupier’s fleet created an illusion that Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea was insurmountable. In addition to this, the deliberate settlement of Crimea with hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens and the extensive repression by the occupier against all forms of freedom and resistance could create the impression that Crimea was subdued. Now, the illusions are fading away,” Zelensky said.

In this regard, the Head of State emphasized that Ukraine’s Defense Forces had already made Russia’s military fleet incapable to operate in the western part of the Black Sea, and it is gradually retreating from Crimea.

“This is a historic achievement. Recently, the Russian leadership was forced to announce the creation of a new base for the Black Sea Fleet – or what’s left of it – on the occupied territory of Georgia, in the southeastern part of the sea, as far as possible from Ukrainian missiles and naval drones. But we will reach them everywhere,” the President of Ukraine stressed.

According to Zelensky, there are no longer any safe bases or entirely reliable logistical routes for Russian terrorists in Crimea and the occupied parts of the Black Sea and Azov coast.

“As of now, we have not yet achieved full fire control over Crimea and its adjacent waters. But we will. It’s just a matter of time,” the Head of State concluded.

A reminder that the Second Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform is taking place in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine

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