Ukrainian deputy foreign minister invites Moldova to join Crimean Platform

Ukrainian deputy foreign minister invites Moldova to join Crimean Platform

First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine Ruslan Bolbocean invited Moldova to join the work of the Crimean Platform initiative.

“The first deputy minister informed her interlocutor about numerous violations of human rights by the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea and the militarization of the peninsula. During the conversation, she also presented the Crimean Platform international initiative and invited the Moldovan side to actively participate in its work," the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reports.

The interlocutors noted the readiness of Ukraine and Moldova to continue the dialogue on the full range of issues of bilateral relation.

The parties also stressed the continued mutual support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of both states.

In this context, Emine Dzheppar reminded that Ukraine is a participant in the negotiation process on the Transdniestrian settlement.

"We support the initiative of newly elected President of Moldova Maia Sandu to withdraw Russian military units from the Transdniestrian region of Moldova as soon as possible," the first deputy minister said.

As reported by Ukrinform, President Volodymyr Zelensky presented a concept of the international Crimean Platform to the UN on September 23 and invited international partners to join the initiative for de-occupation of Crimea. During the Ukraine-EU Summit on October 6, the European Union confirmed its readiness for sun an initiative. Ukraine is coordinating this issue at the level of national governments of EU states.

The Crimean Platform summit will take place in Kyiv in May 2021.


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