The Ukrainian authorities plan to launch the Crimean platform at the 2021 summit in Kyiv. The Ukrainian foreign ministry head Dmytro Kuleba stated this in an interview.
“Via sanctions strengthening we will restrict opportunities for Russian arbitrariness in Crimea, increase the price of human rights violations and militarisation there, the environmental situation deterioration. And we will create such conditions in global politics that will squeeze Russia out of Crimea … The captured Crimea is very expensive for Russia now and will cost even more,” he said.
He clarified that the Crimean platform would be a union of states, international organisations and non-state actors. All of them must unite their efforts around one goal: the de-occupation of Crimea.
“There will be several levels in the Crimean platform: an intergovernmental, interparliamentary and expert level. The work will be carried out in all these areas, which will bring closer the de-occupation of Crimea and its return to Ukraine, ” Kuleba stated.
He also announced that the Ukrainian authorities planned to block an international company’s activity, which might work on the water desalinators’ construction in Crimea, according to the Russian-controlled Peninsula power.
“The illegal occupation authorities in Crimea declared the involvement of a large international company in water desalination technology implementation. We are for sure to find this company and prevent it from this project’s implementation,” the Minister stressed.
To recap, earlier Sergey Aksyonov, the so-called head of Crimea, announced a desalination plant construction on the Peninsula, which began on 1 January 2021. According to him, this is the “only way out” for Crimea, which suffers from water shortages.