EU, North America ready to join Crimean Platform – Zelensky

EU, North America ready to join Crimean Platform – Zelensky

The European Union and North America are ready to join Ukraine’s initiative to launch an international Crimean Platform.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this at the opening of an online conference of ambassadors held in Kyiv on Thursday, December 17, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Further work on the liberation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea is important. It is pleasant to note that this issue is back on the international agenda. The Crimean Platform, our initiative to consolidate international efforts to de-occupy Crimea, is gaining momentum," he said.

According to the President, this initiative was supported by Ukraine’s partners in Europe and North America. "I urge you to work more actively to involve countries from other regions in it," Zelensky told the diplomats present.

As reported, 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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