Yulia Kozdobina, Advisor to the Head of the Ministry of Information Policy, informed that the department had developed a strategy for information reintegration of the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula.
“Document (The strategy of information reintegration of Crimea) begins with an analysis of the situation in the Crimea. Russia restricted access to alternative sources of information. A formation of a negative image of Ukraine is observed as well as the legitimization of annexation,” Kozdobina noted.
She went on saying that at the moment the information on the attitudes in the Crimea is absent, since during the survey the majority were afraid to openly express their position.
“Therefore, it is difficult to formulate a targeted information policy. We are working on a big program to resume broadcasting, there are 4 radio and 5 TV companies, the audience is 200 thousand people. We tried to find out the priorities of the information policy, to determine the already taken steps by the country, and to understand the ways of communication. Ukraine is engaged in attracting the attention of the international community to the violation of human rights in the Crimea. It is important that the inhabitants of the peninsula knew about these facts," she stated.
Kozdobina stressed that deoccupation would not harm those "who were not involved in the crimes".
“We understand that we have no answer to many of the questions that now arise among the inhabitants of the peninsula, for example, about the future of the Crimea. Now we are talking about the Crimean Tatar autonomy, and it's important to convey what this means," she stated.
Earlier, Hryhoriy Perepelytsia, Professor of the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University stated that Crimea may return to Ukraine only after the collapse of the Russian Federation. The expert noted that since the Russian Federation took away the sea economic zone from Ukraine, economic pressure on Russia was almost impossible