Kyiv to host Crimean platform in May 2021

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry hopes that the situation with pandemic will stabilize
14:22, 5 November 2020

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba

The international Crimean platform summit on the de-occupation of the peninsula will take place in May 2021 in Kyiv as Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported.

He noted that Ukraine sees support in the creation of the Crimean platform and readiness to participate in it from the side of the international partners.

“This work will not stop even for a day and it will be crowned with the summit that takes place in Kyiv. I can report that this summit will take place in May 2021. We really hope that the situation with pandemic will stabilize,” Kuleba said.

Related: U.S. shows its readiness to participate in creation of Crimean platform, - MFA

According to the minister, the repressions against the Crimean Tatars continue on the peninsula.

“On November 3, the Military Court in Rostov convicted three Crimean Tatars on fabricated accusations. The same day, three correspondents of the Crimean Solidarity were detained. They were released on November 4. But we see that it is the systematic repressions against the Crimean Tatars and we will continue our work to stop these repressions. To release every detained person,” Kuleba said.

Related: Ukraine invited UK to join Crimean platform

Earlier, it was reported that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine plans to hold the Crimean summit with the participation of the Russian side. The holding of the summit is planned for 2021.

Besides, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine would create the Crimean Platform to protect the rights of Crimean citizens and de-occupy the peninsula. 

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