President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote an article for British outlet The Telegraph, where he stressed the importance of the recently approved resolution of the UN General Assembly on violation of human rights in Crimea. According to him, the document could become the groundwork for future de-occupation of Crimea.
‘Upholding international law is not easy, but it is a solid and legitimate path. With this resolution to recognize Russia as an occupying power and Crimea as Ukraine’s territory under temporary occupation (not annexation!), we are preparing the ground for an imminent de-occupation of the peninsula. As stated back in 2014, we will bring Crimea back into Ukraine not by means of war, but by peace. And, most importantly, by example,’ the president wrote.
Besides, he added it is essential for Ukraine to feel the constant support of its Western partners – be it the ratification of EU-Ukraine association agreement, adhering to anti-Russian sanctions or political and financial assistance.
Source: The Telegraph