Besides, Zelensky noted that the government is ordered to organize and launch the Crimean Platform and implement events on the development and support of Crimean Tatar language, culture and protection of the citizens of annexed Crimea.
“Today, I have signed the order aiming for de-occupation and reintegration of the Crimean peninsula. I truly believe that the day will come when I can cancel my own order because it has lost its relevance and Crimea returns to the composition of Ukraine,” the president said.
Moreover, the head of the state addressed the citizens of the occupied peninsula in Russian language and urged them to return home.
“Dear Crimeans, it is time to come back home. We are waiting, believing and loving. The people of Ukraine,” he stated.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that the Russian Federation continues illicit building up of the nuclear capability in temporarily occupied Crimea that disrupts the nuclear-weapon-free status of the Ukrainian peninsula.
As we reported, since the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the number of Russian soldiers and military vehicles on the peninsula has increased three times.
Besides, the National Space Facilities Control and Test Center of Ukraine spotted new military facilities in Crimea since the beginning of the Russian occupation. Ukrainian experts claim that in comparison with 2014, Russia has more than doubled its military potential in the occupied Crimea.