The Crimea Platform initiative will cover all the most important issues of the peninsula, especially humanitarian and security ones. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview for Ukrainian journalists from Crimea.
According to the Head of State, the ideology of the Crimea Platform is to make every topic acute and relevant not only in Ukrainian society, but also at the world level. In particular, the issues of militarization of Crimea in general will be raised.
"So far, Crimea looks like an aircraft carrier. So far, this is not a pearl of Ukrainian land by the sea. Today it is a militarized peninsula, and it looks like an aircraft carrier of the Russian Federation with a daily increase in armaments, a decrease in the indigenous population, a decrease in the attractiveness - natural, ecological, tourist, of any kind," said the President.
"What can be done? We have to ring the alarm every day. I think that before the creation of the Crimea Platform there was no alarm. There are people who want the return of Crimea, but please show them what alarm to ring and who will do this on a daily basis, except for posts on Facebook: "We are really sorry for our Crimea, but we will come back," he added.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that about 40 foreign delegations will attend the Crimea Platform summit. The President stressed the importance of the participation of representatives of other states in the opening of the Crimea Platform. At the same time, according to him, this site will operate daily.
"Today, the Crimea Platform is the first institutional platform that will work not once a year, but every day in the office of the Crimea Platform," the President said.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that the sanctions policy against Russia should be continued until the deoccupation of Ukrainian territories takes place. Ukraine appeals to the countries whose sanctions do affect Russian business, real estate or accounts abroad.
"In general, sanctions should affect those people who grab someone else's property... Such countries as the United States, Germany, France, Great Britain, which can really, decisively act with their sanctions against certain Russian officials and temporary officials in Crimea who have something abroad. We are working with them to implement such sanctions. Such a sanctions policy is effective," the Head of State stressed.