U.S. Chargé d'Affaires a.i. in Ukraine Kristina Kvien made a corresponding statement at the meeting with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar on October 26.
“Kristina Kvien has expressed her readiness to cooperate with Ukraine and emphasized that the U.S. position, reflected in Secretary Pompeo’s Crimea Declaration, remains firm and unwavering - Crimea is a part of Ukraine and the United States will never recognize Russia's attempts to annex it,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs.
As noted, Emine Dzheppar expressed her gratitude to the United States for its support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, for the unwavering position of the United States regarding Russia's aggression in Donbas and illegal occupation of Crimea. In this respect, she briefed her interlocutor regarding Ukraine's vision of the basic elements of the Crimean platform, the main goal of which is consolidation of the international community’s non-recognition policy towards the attempted annexation of Crimea.
The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine also expressed her gratitude for the consistent U.S. support for Ukraine within the framework of international organizations and emphasized the importance of passing renewed and significantly reinforced UN General Assembly resolutions "Problems of militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov" and "The Human Rights Situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine" which Ukraine plans to submit for consideration in the near future.
As reported, at the end of September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced plans to hold the Crimean Summit in Kyiv, which should become the highest level of international coverage of the Crimean Platform initiative.
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