Zelensky approves Strategy toward ending Russian occupation of Crimea

The strategy designates government priorities to protect human rights and freedoms violated as a result of the temporary occupation.Photo from UNIAN, Yevhen KravsPhoto from UNIAN, Yevhen Kravs

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the Strategy toward de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

The head of state signed a decree putting into force the corresponding decision of the National Security and Defense Council of March 11, 2021, according to the press service of the President’s Office.

“The document defines a set of measures of a diplomatic, military, economic, information, humanitarian and other nature, aimed at restoring territorial integrity and state sovereignty of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders through the de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea,” the statement says.

The strategy defines the priorities for the government to protect human rights and freedoms violated as a result of the temporary occupation of the Crimean peninsula, as well as the main directions of the relevant economic, social, humanitarian, environmental, information, defense, and security policies.

Also, the President’s Office notes, the Strategy sends a clear signal to the international community that Ukraine is consistent in its efforts to restore territorial integrity violated as a result of Russia’s neglect of its international obligations.

In accordance with the Strategy, within the framework of state policy on ensuring the de-occupation of Crimea, Ukraine is initiating an international negotiation process to determine the modalities for the liberation of the temporarily occupied territory and the restoration of Ukraine’s constitutional rule over this territory, based on the provisions of the Memorandum on security guarantees in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on the, as well as on the results of the Crimean Platform’s work.

“Ukraine is setting up and developing the Crimean Platform as a key foreign policy instrument for consolidating international efforts aimed at de-occupation and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, tackling the consequences caused by the temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by Russia, as well as protecting the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens,” says the Strategy.

Also, the document calls for the unification of international efforts on protection of international law and ensuring peace and security in Europe.

Crimea De-occupation Strategy

On March 11, the Strategy for de-occupation and reintegration of the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol was considered and approved by members of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described the “three pillars” of Crimea’s return to Ukraine: an approved strategy, consolidation, and synergy.

Now the Cabinet is supposed to develop an action plan, based on which the relevant agencies will prepare and will implement measures to ensure the de-occupation and reintegration of the peninsula.

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/crimea-zelensky-approves-strategy-toward-ending-russian-occupation-11364601.html

(C)UNIAN 2021


  1. I’m afraid that Crimea will not be returned on Zelensky’s watch. It will remain in mafia land’s clutches until the little shit nugget goes down the drains … at least. Zelensky should know this, so why does the TV clown enjoy making such a fool of himself?

    • I don’t think he’s making a fool of himself. He’s doing the best he can with a very poor hand, almost impossible odds and almost zero external support. This is the result of hard work by a very decent and quite talented guy: Dmytro Kuleba and is not entirely without merit, as it is essential for the narrative to be expanded and constantly raised with the global community.
      Most experts in international law concluded that there is no legal case for the Budapest signatories to declare war on Russia; it was a very weak document. The only real obligation is a moral one and so far no US leader has come along who has the necessary integrity. If and when one does, a British govt will back him up.
      It has become clear that the Nato charter of ‘an attack on one of us is an attack on us all’, is bullshit. Representatives of France, Spain, Germany and Italy have already stated that they will NOT come to the assistance of an ally if attacked by a Russia. See the Politico article I posted today :
      ‘Could Putin Launch Another Invasion?’
      Therefore Nato is a waste of space in its current form and Ukraine’s situation is even more challenging and dangerous. Everyone must support Zel to the hilt until the next election and I say that as a Poro man.

      • “…based on the provisions of the Memorandum on security guarantees in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty…”

        Well at least someone is finally calling for the enforcement of this treaty as it is. I hope he’s already consulted with them and they’re cued up and ready to go.
        Budapest Now!!

      • In my humble opinion, Zelensky is only wasting time and energy and is distracting from other, essential and attainable issues. Reiterating the fact that Crimea is Ukrainian territory and should be returned is fine, lest the forgetful asswipes in-country and other countries lose sight of the matter. But, what good is making plans? What is there to plan? The biggest issue to deal with if Crimea should ever be returned is how to deal with all the Russian filth that has been imported. Everything else falls under normal governing procedures. Instead, he should put all his efforts into fighting corruption and putting together needed reforms that will help the country improve economically and socially and to defend the country from further mafia military incursions and infiltration. These are mammoth assignments all by themselves for which the television clown is already too overburdened. Drawing attention to a situation like Crimea and in this context that is wholly out of his capability and possibility is unproductive and meaningless.

        • The occupiers will not leave unless by economic force in the form of real sanctions, not the feeble crap of today. Those sanctions will not be implemented without a sustained effort by the victim nation and the strategy outlined is a vital part of that.
          Since no country will send military force to kick the bastards out, the only other option would be to wait until Ukraine is powerful enough to a) take and hold the land and b) withstand the inevitable counter attacks, which knowing Russia, will involve bombing innocent civilians.
          The latter option is unfortunately a long way off.

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