Dzheppar briefed G7 ambassadors and the EU Mission on the development of the Crimean Platform

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11:35, 07 December
Dzheppar briefed G7 ambassadors and the EU Mission on the development of the Crimean Platform
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First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Japarova briefed the G7 ambassadors and the leadership of the EU Mission in Ukraine on the development of the Crimean Platform Expert Network.

This was reported by the Foreign Ministry.

On December 6, Dzheppar and Anton Korynevych, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, met with the Ambassadors of the Group of Seven and the leadership of the EU Mission in Ukraine at the Crimean Platform Office.

"The meeting allowed to check the clock on the development of the International Crimean Platform and inform partners about Ukraine's measures at the national level aimed at maintaining ties with the population of the temporarily occupied territory, as well as protecting the rights of victims of Russian aggression," the statement said.

Dzheppar thanked the partners for supporting the activities of the Crimean Platform and preparing activities within this format.

She presented to the meeting Ukraine's proposals for specific measures within the priority areas of the Crimean Platform: non-recognition policy, sanctions, security, human rights and international humanitarian law, economic and environmental consequences of the occupation.

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The First Deputy Minister informed foreign diplomats about the development of the Expert Network of the Crimean Platform and the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at establishing coordination between its governmental and expert dimensions. She stressed the importance of donor support for the Expert Network.

Korynevych reported on the priorities of the President's Office as a body that coordinates the tasks of deoccupation and reintegration of Crimea at the national level. He informed about legislative initiatives, measures to ensure the rights and needs of the population of Crimea, in particular in the educational, medical and cultural spheres, protection of the religious community of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea.

Dzheppar and Korynevych also paid special attention to steps aimed at maintaining and preserving the Crimean Tatar identity.

Foreign diplomats expressed support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence within internationally recognized borders, in particular in the context of Russia's growing military presence around Ukraine.

The partners expressed support for the activities of the Crimean Platform in priority areas, including non-recognition policy, and noted that they will continue to pay close attention to cases of human rights violations in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

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During the meeting, the participants also exchanged views on expanding the circle of participants in the Crimean Platform.

What is known

  • An event dedicated to the Crimean Platform took place on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Stockholm, with the participation of a number of ministers. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that the ministry is creating Crimean coordination centers to jointly develop a network of constant and rapid communication between the representatives of the foreign ministries of the countries participating in the work of the Crimean platform.

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