The issue of de-occupation of the Peninsula cannot be entered in Minsk talks
The head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba said recently that Ukraine will demand from Russia compensation for the Crimea. Now he explained the strategy for the return of the Peninsula – need to create conditions so that Russia wanted to start negotiations on de-occupation.
He told about it in interview “to the Crimea.Realities”.
According to him, Russia will strongly avoid any talk about the liberation of the Peninsula, so the strategy should be completely different.
“(You have. – Ed.) the push to de-occupation, to create the conditions under which the de-occupation becomes inevitable. We should not entertain illusions that Russia will negotiate on this issue. But just the fact that the Russians talk about Crimea, how about a closed question, indicates that they are forced to constantly emphasize. If it was really closed, then Russia would not talk about it,” – said Kuleba.
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The Minister also believes that it is impossible to enter in the Minsk negotiations and the issue of de-occupation of the Peninsula, as this will inhibit the process and Donbas, and Crimea.
“We at all levels in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, and in the OP (Office of President) – constantly working to the question of the Crimea remained on the agenda as priority. I can safely say that we are, in fact, revived the active theme of the Crimea in international negotiations and promote her very offensive, are in contact with our partners. That is their “warm up” next steps”, – explained the head of Ministry of Ukraine.
We will remind, recently the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparov told about the negotiations on the de-occupation of Crimea. According to her, soon will be presented a comprehensive strategy of de-occupation and reintegration of the Ukrainian Peninsula.
What is happening today in the occupied Crimea and what to expect from the occupiers – see the special report “Today”:
Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014 after the “referendum” is not recognized neither Ukraine nor the world community. Including the “Crimean referendum” does not recognize and the United Nations.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. 7 Oct 2015 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law. International organizations have recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and have condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed a series of economic sanctions.
In turn the international criminal court (the Hague Tribunal) has ruled that Russia’s actions during the occupation of Crimea is regarded as a military conflict against Ukraine. In the Hague say that the international conflict can be investigated according to the norms of the Rome Statute.