The United States will be represented at the Crimean Platform summit by Transport Minister and the first openly gay man in the country's history, Pete Buttigieg. This was announced by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, Suspilne reports.
"The United States is sending to Ukraine the Minister of Transport, he is a rather influential figure in the US Cabinet of Ministers, this is Pete Buttigieg," Dzhemilev said.
He added that earlier in diplomatic circles they did not rule out the visit of President Joe Biden, but the head of the White House will not arrive yet.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are not going to attend the first summit of Crimean Platform.
"We will send a member of the Cabinet - that is, not the president, not the vice president but a member of the Cabinet. And we know it's very important", Kent replied to the question about the U.S. presence on the summit.
The first summit of the Crimean Platform is scheduled for August 23, 2021. The initiative was created as an International coordination mechanism, to bring Crimea back on the agenda, to protect human rights on the peninsula and to facilitate de-occupation of Crimea.