The President of Ukraine stressed that for this Kyiv would not need consultations with other countries. The Russian authorities have repeatedly said that the issue of ownership of the peninsula is closed width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Ukraine will return Crimea “by any means it deems right,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said during the Crimean Platform online summit.
“It is necessary to release Crimea. This will be the resuscitation of the world legal order. We will return Crimea by any means we deem appropriate, without consulting other countries,— said Zelensky (quote from Strana.ua).
Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, speaking at the summit, also said that Kyiv was ready to “demilitarize” Crimea, reports “Ukrinform”. He explained that Ukrainian territory is being shelled from the peninsula, which makes the Russian military infrastructure there a “legitimate military target.”
“Therefore, Ukraine is ready to carry out the demilitarization of Crimea and the elimination of these threats both for our state and all of Europe. At the same time, we would welcome Russia's voluntary withdrawal of its troops and military equipment from the territory of Crimea…»— added the prime minister.
Last week, Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the head of Crimea on information policy, warned that in the event of Ukraine's strikes on the territory of the peninsula, a boomerang effect would work. In this case, he promised, “irreparable consequences” would come for Kyiv.
Zelensky, in turn, said that Kyiv already has a strategy for restoring the peninsula, which the authorities intend to implement after it becomes part of Ukraine, Ukrinform writes. For this reason, the work of the “Crimean Platform” two directions are added: economic and legislative, he added.
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Later, Shmygal presented the concept of restoring Crimea. According to him, the goal of Kyiv— turn the peninsula into a “blooming garden”.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that the issue of Crimea's ownership after the 2014 referendum is not subject to discussion. “The people of Crimea made a decision and voted. The question is historically closed»— claimed in 2016 by President Vladimir Putin. Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko stated in 2019 that Russia would not discuss the issue of Crimea's ownership on any platforms.
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