The Crimean Platform summit will take place next year in May
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the Crimean Platform summit will take place in Kyiv in May 2021. He also stressed the systemic repression against Crimean Tatars.
On November 5, the Foreign Minister announced this during an online briefing.
According to him, the work on creating the platform is currently developing dynamically. At the same time, Ukraine feels the support of international partners: active consultations are held with partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs them about the content and format of this platform.
"This work will not stop for a day and will culminate in the Crimean Platform summit to be held in Kyiv. I can officially announce that the final decision is that this summit will take place in May 2021. We hope that the situation with the covid19 will stabilize", - said the Minister.
Kuleba also reminded of the recent verdicts of the members of the Krasnogvardeysky group Hizb ut-Tahrir case on fabricated charges and detention of two correspondents of the Crimean Solidarity and one activist.
"We see that this is a continuation of the systemic repressions used by the occupying power in Crimea against the Crimean Tatars, using various tools", - he added.
What is known
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine invited France to the Crimean platform. The French side will consider Ukraine's proposal.
- The Ukrainian ambassador to Japan said that in order to attract Tokyo to the Crimean platform, a different approach is needed than to Western countries.
- The United Kingdom has stated its readiness to join the creation of a platform for the de-occupation of Crimea. Slovenia also supports the initiative to create the Crimean platform. The United States is also ready to cooperate with Ukraine to create this platform.
- First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar discussed the Crimean Platform with the Ambassador of Canada.
- Crimean Tatar national leader Mustafa Dzhemilev hopes Indonesia will join the Crimean Platform.
- Ukraine also expects Turkey, Malaysia, Slovakia and other countries to join the platform for the de-occupation of Crimea.