ukraine: Zelensky, von der Leyen agree on cooperation in Crimean Platform format

21:47, 27.05.21 – UNIAN

During a phone call on Thursday, the parties exchanged views on the situation in eastern Ukraine and reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and the Normandy format.

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has reached an agreement with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on cooperation in the format of the Crimean Platform initiative toward the de-occupation of the peninsula illegally annexed by Russia.

During a phone call on Thursday, the parties exchanged views on the situation in eastern Ukraine and reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and the Normandy format, as well as the EU’s strong support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, the President’s Office reported.

“The European Union remains fully committed to its policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation. The leaders discussed the launch of the Crimean Platform and agreed to cooperate in this format,” the report reads.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised Volodymyr Zelensky’s personal initiative “to launch this important international format to deoccupy the Crimean peninsula and protect the rights of the people living there,” the press service wrote.

Crimean Platform to end Russian occupation of the peninsula

On September 23, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who participated in the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, called on partners to join an international platform for the end of the Russian occupation of Crimea.

The Crimean Platform Summit is scheduled for August 23, 2021.

https://www.unian.info/politics/zelensky-von-der-leyen-agree-on-cooperation-in-crimean-platform-format-11435014.html

5 comments

  • Minsk shminsk! It ain’t going nowhere man. You can’t negotiate with nazis.

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    • We are stuck with Minsk because all the sanctions are tied to Minsk. Problem I see with Minsk is there is no enforcement mechanisms.

      Liked by 1 person

      • It’s a ‘rotting corpse’ as the excellent Dr Galeotti says in his thoughtful article. The putinazis want federalisation; ie legitimatisation of their thieving.

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        • Federalization is also a rotting corpse and a non-starter as both Ukrainian presidents have stated. Minsk would work but both sides have to enact it not just the Ukrainian side. We have never gotten past a one-sided step 1 because the orcs will not stop killing Ukrainians on Ukrainian lands.

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  • “The European Union remains fully committed to its policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.”

    Meaningless words from a meaningless organisation.

    Liked by 2 people

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