Three Steps to Liberate Crimea - Top Diplomat Explains
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that the Ukrainian government is working on the strategy of liberating Crimea from occupation. He mentioned three critical steps that must be taken for Crimea to return back to Ukrainian sovereignty.
According to top diplomat, Ukraine is developing a concept of restoring control over the Russian-occupied Crimea, intending to implement several tasks in this regard.
“I’m in a dialogue on the issue with our president’s envoy for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Anton Korinevych, and we are just developing a strategy, a concept, and a vision,” Kuleba told Ukrainian news outlet nv.ua. The minister believes Ukraine must solve several tactical tasks, as well as a strategic one.
“First, it’s how we keep the occupied Crimea on a strategic agenda so that this issue is not forgotten. Second: it’s how we ensure the effectiveness of the sanctions regime on Crimea. Third: it’s what additional international instruments we can use to put pressure on Russia. Also, there are a few other ones. The strategic task is how Crimea will be returned to Ukraine. I’m definitely convinced that this will happen. This is not a diplomatic fantasy, but a completely pragmatic calculation,” said Kuleba.
He also assured that the Foreign Ministry team and other departments of Ukraine are continually working liberation of Crimea.