President of Ukraine

At the UN General Assembly session, the President invited to join the creation of an international platform on de-occupation of Crimea

23 September 2020 - 22:38

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited friends of Ukraine to participate in the creation of an international Crimean platform for the de-occupation of the peninsula and called for support for an updated resolution on the human rights situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea. He stated this during a speech at the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

“In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to invite our friends to participate in the creation of an international Crimean platform for joint action to protect the rights of Crimean people and the de-occupation of the peninsula,” the President noted.

He also called for support for the updated resolution "The situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine", which will be submitted to the General Assembly by the end of this year.

“Most importantly, the issues of Crimea and Donbas should not become customary elements of the international landscape, where only reports, conferences and protocol statements on the anniversary of the occupation will be considered a sufficient form of international response. On the contrary, as long as the wound in central Europe is bleeding, the whole world will feel the pain. And the only recipe for effective treatment is the de-occupation of Crimea and Donbas,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.