Ukrainian diplomats present 'Crimean Platform' at OSCE
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova presented the purpose, structure and work plans of the Crimean Platform during an online briefing for the delegations of the member states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said on Monday.
It is noted that Dzhaparova also called on the members of the organization to take an active part in its first summit, which will be held in Kyiv on August 23, 2021.
"It is very important to jointly look for answers to the whole range of consequences of the temporary occupation of Crimea and keep this problem in the constant field of vision of the international community," the ministry's press service said, citing Dzhaparova.
In addition to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych and Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for European Integration Anatoliy Petrenko also took part in the briefing.
Korynevych highlighted a wide range of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.
Petrenko presented facts confirming the ongoing militarization by Russia of the temporarily occupied peninsula and the Black Sea-Azov region, which poses a threat to the entire OSCE space.
Foreign partners reaffirmed their unshakable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, strongly condemned violations of human rights in Crimea, its militarization, as well as the promotion of disinformation by Russia in order to hide the negative consequences of the occupation.