President Zelensky said that the occupation of Crimea casts doubt on the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire international security system. He said this during a speech at the opening of the Constituent Summit of the Crimean Platform.
"The occupation of Crimea casts doubt on the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire international security system, in the principle of territorial integrity and inviolability of borders. Without restoring confidence in it, no state can be sure that it will not become the next victim of the occupation of a part of the territory," the president said.
As reported before, the meeting of the energy ministers of Ukraine, Germany, and the United States started at the Crimean Platform summit in Kyiv.
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 will take place on 23 August 2021, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.
Representatives of 46 countries and organizations are expected at the summit on August 23.