KYIV (QHA) -

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Poland and Turkey are ready to assist Ukraine in the issue of the de-occupation of the Crimean peninsula.

- First, we talked about the "Budapest format." But then our President voiced a "Geneva plus" format: these are European Union countries, and the "plus" means the Black Sea region countries since a maximum militarization of Crimea poses a threat primarily to Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Georgia, said Dzhemilev.

He went on saying Turkey is ready to partake in such a format.

- We discussed it with Erdogan during a joint visit to Turkey with President Poroshenko. I also spoke in Strasbourg with the Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister. They are ready to take part. Poland also voiced readiness to promote the idea of creating a platform to discuss the de-occupation of Crimea, said Dzhemilev.

On July, 7-9 the Polish capital holds an expert forum of the Warsaw NATO summit attended by the Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People in Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev and Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov.

Ukraine’s MPs represent at the forum the interests of Ukraine and the indigenous people of Crimea - Crimean Tatars.

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