Dzheppar presents Crimean Platform at OSCE

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Canan Kevser
02 March 2021, 11:26
Canan Kevser
02 March 2021, 11:26

First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar presented the Crimean Platform at the OSCE on Monday.

Emine Dzheppar took part in an online briefing for delegations of OSCE participating States in the context of the seventh anniversary of the temporary occupation of Crimea, according to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The First Deputy Minister presented the plans of the Crimean Platform, called on the OSCE participating states to take an active part in its activities and the inaugural summit scheduled for August 23, 2021.

"It is very important to jointly seek answers to the whole complex of consequences of the temporary occupation of Crimea and maintain this problem in the constant focus of the international community," Dzheppar stressed.

According to the report, 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 delivered their speech at the briefing.

The foreign partners reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, strongly condemned human rights violations in Crimea, its militarization and Russia's promotion of misinformation to conceal the negative effects of the occupation.

Crimean Platform

The Crimean Platform is a new consultative and coordination format initiated by Ukraine to improve the international response to the occupation of Crimea and growing security challenges.

The Platform aims to increase international pressure on Russia, prevent further human rights violations, protect victims of the occupation regime, and achieve the goal of de-occupation of Crimea and its return to Ukraine.

The Crimean Platform will operate at several levels: The first is the highest political level, which will be joined by foreign heads of state and government. The second is the level of heads of foreign policy departments and defence ministers; the third is the inter-parliamentary level; the fourth is the level of non-governmental experts.

The activities of the Crimean Platform will be officially launched at the inaugural summit which is planned to be held in Kyiv on August 23, 2021.