Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba discussed preparations for the Crimean Platform summit with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
Çavuşoğlu reaffirmed Turkey's unconditional support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, assured that the Turkish side is ready to take part in the Crimean Platform summit on August 23 this year and in its further work.
Turkish minister stressed that support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia is not only a long-standing and consistent policy of Ankara, but also a matter of principle for Turkey.
The first summit of the Crimean Platform is scheduled for August 23, 2021. The Crimean Platform was initiated as an international coordinating mechanism to return the issue of Crimea to the agenda, protect human rights in Crimea and promote the de-occupation of the peninsula.
In April, Ukraine and Turkey signed an intergovernmental agreement on housing construction for Crimean Tatars, which will allow the construction of 500 residential apartments, in particular for internally displaced persons.