Ukraine Will Not Abandon the De-Occupation of Crimea – Kuleba

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Even if in theory the enemy stands near Kyiv again, the Ukrainian authorities will still have plans for the return of the peninsula, the foreign minister stressed. Under no circumstances will Ukraine abandon the idea of de-occupying Crimea. The diplomatic efforts necessary to that end will be debated at the second summit of the Crimean Platform on August 23, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview with Ukrinform. “At the summit of the Crimean Platform, which for objective reasons will convene online on August 23, we will discuss everything that contributes to the de-occupation of the peninsula in terms of diplomatic efforts... We want to send a very clear message: even if in theory the enemy stands near Kyiv again, we will still be planning the de-occupation of Crimea,” the Foreign Minister stressed. As Kuleba said, it is important not to interrupt the dynamics of the Crimean platform. “No matter how difficult it is we should always think strategically: the moment will come when we de-occupy our territories. And the Crimean Platform summit is just about that. There will not come a moment in history when we won’t be able to go either to Crimea, or Lisichansk or any other city that is temporarily occupied. Yes, this is about diplomacy, but we are talking about it,” he noted. Earlier it was reported that 48 participants of the second summit of the Crimean Platform have already been registered, including representatives of Asia, Latin America and Africa. Корреспондент
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