Lavrov reacted to Zelensky’s words about Ukraine’s succession to Kievan Rus
On August 23, Ukraine hosted the first international summit of the Crimean Platform, which was attended by 46 delegations from different countries.Zelensky has repeatedly stated that Ukraine is the successor of Kievan Rus / president.gov.ua
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov considers the summit on the deoccupation of Crimea “Crimean Platform” , which was attended by more than 40 delegations from around the world, “a false policy.”
He announced this at a joint briefing with the Austrian Foreign Minister on August 25.
“We all understand that the ideas embodied in this kind of ‘performance.’
In this context, Lavrov alluded to Zelensky’s speech on the Independence Day of Ukraine, in which he announced the signing of a decree on the Day of Ukrainian Statehood, taking into account the date of the Baptism of Kievan Rus.
In addition, on July 28, Zelensky made it clear to Russia not to encroach on Ukraine’s heritage.
“The other day it was said that they privatized the day of the baptism of Russia. I don’t know, maybe it will soon be decided by Mr. Zelensky that the New Year can be celebrated only in Ukraine, because everything else is not Ukrainian,” Lavrov said.
On August 23, Ukraine hosted the first international summit of the Crimean Platform, which was attended by 46 delegations from different countries. Following the summit, the participants adopted a joint declaration, which provides a clear assessment of the illegal and aggressive actions of the Russian Federation.
The Kremlin-controlled delegation from the occupied Crimea was not allowed. To which the Russians reacted with hysteria, calling the event a “summit of Russophobic witches.”
At the same time, President Vladimir Zelensky invited the Russian leadership to join the meeting – “at the last summit in Yalta before the return of Crimea.” But the Russian Foreign Ministry rejected the offer because of its “cynical anti-Russian orientation.”
Russians on the day of the beginning of work of the “Crimean platform” patrolled : on sites in the Russian Federation launched advertising with live broadcast on opening of action.
Occupation of Crimea by Russia
Russia occupied the Ukrainian Crimea, bringing its troops to the peninsula and organizing a pseudo-referendum in March 2014 on its self-determination. The self-proclaimed Crimean authorities stated that 96.77% of the peninsula’s residents were in favor of Crimea’s accession to Russia.
On March 18, 2014, the so-called “agreement” on the admission of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation was signed in the Kremlin.
Western countries did not recognize the annexation of Crimea and imposed sanctions against Russia.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea on February 20, 2014. Since the beginning of the occupation, more than 100 Ukrainians have become “prisoners of the Kremlin” on the peninsula.