President Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the Crimean Platform summit, to which representatives of 46 states were invited. The Ukrainian leader became the first speaker and gave a keynote address of the peninsula.
“Crimea was a guarantee of international stability,” Zelensky said in particular, “and now it is a powder barrel. “
According to the Ukrainian president, Russia is increasing the militarization of the region,” tripling its military presence on the peninsula. ” We recall that the Russian Ministry of Defense previously stated that the temporary increase in the number of troops near the Ukrainian border was caused by exercises, after which the troops returned to the places of permanent deployment.
The issue of “ the return of Crimea & # 39; & # 39 ;, said, will require the use of all legal, political and diplomatic means. Zelensky noted that one of the instruments is the so-called law on indigenous peoples, which proposes to extend the rights of Crimean Tatars. According to him, the second mechanism is “the abolition of the shameful free economic zone of Crimea.” Zelensky also called for the strengthening of sanctions against Russia and ensuring freedom of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas.
He said that work in Crimea will be coordinated by a special office of the Crimean Platform. in Kiev. And from that day, concluded Zelensky, Kiev begins “ countdown to the liberation of our peninsula & # 39; & # 39 ;.
“ The occupation began in Moscow and will end in Kiev, & # 39; & # 39; quotes Ukraina.ru.