Ukraine has to prove the story that happened to Crimea two years ago in the framework of the international events. In this case only, the issue of Crimea will remain relevant among the international community, said Pavel Kazarin, a journalist and broadcaster, during the International Forum “Crimea is Ukraine. Annexed peninsula between the past and the future."
“Crimea is a precedent having no analog in Europe. Crimea is an example of how the boundaries can be altered by force. This is a ‘bomb’ for the international law,” said Kazarin.
He also stressed that if Ukraine do not speak publicly about the return of Crimea, then it will be a sign for the international community that all is possible, including putting a blind eye to such conflicts.
It was reported earlier that February 26 became a symbolic date and may be called the Day of the Crimean resistance to Russian occupation. This day, the first massive rally against the separatist sentiment at the Crimean Parliament, and as subsequent events showed - the occupation of the peninsula - was held in Simferopol. Russia occupied Crimea in February-March 2014, calling the falsified referendum of March 16 as an expression of Crimeans will to join the Russian Federation. Most of the world has not recognized Crimea as part of Russia. For Ukraine, Crimea remains the temporarily occupied territory.