Two weeks later, the public will see the "open" part of the draft state strategy for the de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov.
"The first issue that was considered was the draft state strategy for the de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The first issue was considered behind closed doors. This issue consists of two parts, one part concerns the military component, which is completely closed. The second part will be fully open to society in 2 weeks. This part has been worked out for a whole year. We began this work in the 20th of February 2020," Danilov said at a briefing on Friday following the results of the NSDC meeting.
Danilov noted that almost all ministries and departments of the country, as well as two committees of the Verkhovna Rada, participated in the development process.
Russia occupied Crimea in 2014. On March 16, 2014, on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, a "referendum" unrecognized by most countries of the world was held, as a result of which Russia annexed Crimea. Neither Ukraine, nor the European Union, nor the United States recognized the results of the vote in a "referendum", but Russia itself calls it "the restoration of historical justice."
In early January this year, the ECHR acknowledged that Russia's control over the occupied Crimea began even before the illegal annexation. Russia's de facto control over the occupied Crimean peninsula began no later than February 27, 2014.