Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry wants to create international platform for de-occupation of Crimea

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry wants to create international platform for de-occupation of Crimea

Ukrinform
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine promotes the idea of creating a platform for the de-occupation of Crimea in the international arena which may become a negotiating platform for the return of the annexed peninsula to Ukraine.

"We promote the idea of creating a platform for "friends of Ukrainian Crimea" or a platform for the “de-occupation of Crimea.” Not everyone understands the idea, not everyone is now actively supporting it, but we are working hard to form such a group and, in principle, several countries have already embarked on discussing this topic in the international arena," Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said at the 5th International Forum "Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance," an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

He added that such a platform could become in the future a platform for holding negotiations with Russia like "Minsk" or "Normandy Four" formats.

"One may criticize these formats, but they are the only platforms for negotiations with the aggressor state. I believe that we will create a platform for negotiations on Crimea, although Russia is now rejecting it. However, if we give up this idea, we will betray ourselves, we will betray our people in Crimea. Therefore, our main task is to keep this topic up-to-date in the international arena, to promote it among our key partners and to seek solidarity with us," the deputy minister emphasized.

ol


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-