Ukraine will hold the second Crimea Platform summit on 23 August in an online format.
“The President of Ukraine set a clear task for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to organise the summit. We prepare it. The summit will be held online,” First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar announced.
She also informed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine would release more detailed information about the summit and other events within the framework of the Crimea Platform later.
At the same time, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky himself announced the event during a joint press conference with President of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei, who arrived on a visit to Kyiv.
As Zelensky noted, he invited his colleague to join the summit and discussed the “consolidation of other countries in the region” to participate in the event.
As a reminder, on 23 August last year, the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform – the first negotiating platform on the de-occupation of Crimea – was held. The event was attended by representatives of 47 states and international organisations who approved a joint intergovernmental decision on ways to end the annexation and return Crimea. This document confirmed that the peninsula temporarily occupied by Russia is Ukrainian, and the actions of the Russian Federation in Crimea in 2014 are aggression and occupation.