President of Ukraine

Following the Crimean Platform Summit, coordinated international tools for deoccupation of the peninsula should emerge - Ihor Zhovkva

18 January 2021 - 09:17

The Crimean Platform Summit, in which foreign leaders are to participate, will take place on August 23, 2021. This was announced by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva in an interview for

"The date of the Crimean Summit (Crimean Platform Summit) has already been clearly defined - August 23, 2021. The Office of the President works together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare appropriate invitations to the world leaders, the relevant concept, the program of the summit, organizational moments," Ihor Zhovkva said.

He stressed the need to adopt concrete decisions on the deoccupation of the peninsula at the summit.

"We are not holding a summit for the sake of the summit. We do not need to hold a summit and forget about this topic again. Therefore, after the summit, there should obviously be a declaration, and more importantly, a coordinated international toolkit for the deoccupation of Crimea and the protection of the rights of Ukrainians in Crimea," the Deputy Head of the President's Office noted.

Ihor Zhovkva noted that the summit will be related to the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.

According to him, during phone conversations with foreign leaders, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invites them to take part in these events.

"We expect broad international presence in these two days," the Deputy Head of the Office of the President said.