President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the participants of the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform visited the head office of this initiative, which will operate in Kyiv.
The President noted that the opening of a modern office of the Crimea Platform, located in the center of the Ukrainian capital, demonstrates the special attitude of the state to the issue of deoccupation of the peninsula. According to him, professional managers and ideologists of the platform will work in the office.
"The most important thing is the result we can get regarding the deoccupation of Crimea and assistance to Crimean Tatars and all other Crimean residents, working here every day 24/7," the President stressed.
Head of the Office of the Crimea Platform, Permanent Representative of the President to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych said that the office was established on the basis of the Mission of the Head of State to Crimea.
“The Crimea Platform office employs Crimeans, internally displaced persons from Crimea, in particular my deputies, for whom it is not just a job - it is a matter of life. This is the cause to which they devote all their energy and all their time," he said.
According to him, among the tasks of the Crimea Platform office are, in particular, round-the-clock monitoring of the situation on the occupied peninsula regarding human rights, economic and environmental situation, cultural heritage, etc., assistance in the implementation of the Strategy of deoccupation and reintegration of Crimea approved by the Presidential decree, informing and communicating with the citizens of Ukraine from Crimea and joint work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with international partners.
The guests also took part in the symbolic planting of trees - Crimean pine in the yard of the office, which will symbolize the revival of the nature of Crimea by the joint efforts, which suffers from the Russian occupation.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and participants of the Crimea Platform summit were shown a sculpture "Sounds of the City" dedicated to Crimea.
The President of Ukraine also talked to Ukrainian citizens who were forced to leave Crimea after the occupation, as well as to those who continue to live on the peninsula and came to Kyiv specifically to meet with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and members of the Crimea Platform.