President Zelensky, during his opening speech at the Crimean Platform, said that the countries participating in the meeting would sign a declaration that would assess Russia's actions in Donbas and Crimea.
"In the declaration, we provide an unambiguous assessment of the illegal and aggressive actions of the Russian Federation, we confirm our readiness to adhere to the policy of non-recognition of the attempt to annex Crimea until the moment of its de-occupation," Zelensky said.
Zelensky also added that the document will be open for accession and any countries that could not send delegations to the Crimean Platform, subsequently would also be able to sign the declaration.
As reported before, President Zelensky has said that the occupation of Crimea casts doubt on the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire international security system.
Crimean Platform is a diplomatic initiative of Ukraine. It is designed to be an international coordination mechanism to restore Russia–Ukraine relations by means of reversing the 2014 annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. The protection of the human rights of Crimean Tatars, environmental degradation, and the stifling of trade in the Black and Azov Sea region are also matters discussed at the summit. The inaugural summit of the platform takes place on 23 August 2021, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.