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Foreign Minister of Ukraine: UN Ignored Crimea Platform Summit for Political Reasons

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Ukraine will talk to the leadership of the United Nations about their disregard for the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform, which was held in Kyiv on 23 August.

“I will note a negative point in the context of our participation in the UN. Of course, it is a fact that this organisation ignored the Crimea Platform summit and was not represented at it. This happened entirely for political reasons, and we will talk to the leadership of the organisation about the inadmissibility of such an attitude as the key task of the UN is to maintain peace and security,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said during an online briefing.

He also noted that representatives of such organisations as the Council of Europe, NATO, and GUAM had participated in the summit, while the UN deliberately ignored this event.

“It shows us the state of affairs in the organisation itself and its understanding of its role and mission in the world. I can frankly, diplomatically say that this is a wrong understanding, which we will change because we need to protect the principles, not the interests of individual states that violate international law,” Kuleba said.

As reported, the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform took place with the participation of 46 foreign delegations in Kyiv on 23 August.

Following the summit, the participants adopted a joint declaration with a clear assessment of the illegal and aggressive actions of the Russian Federation. The main goal of this new consultative and coordination format, initiated by Ukraine, is the de-occupation of Crimea and the restoration of the sovereignty of Ukraine over the peninsula.

Bohdan Marusyak

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