The total number of participants in the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform has risen to 34.
“One more European country has just confirmed its participation at the Crimea Platform Summit on August 23rd. The overall number of participants has risen to 34. The Platform keeps gaining support, and we keep working on engaging more partners,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba posted on Twitter on August 9.
The Crimea Platform is a new consultative and coordination format initiated by Ukraine to step up the efficiency of international response to the occupation of Crimea, respond to growing security challenges, increase international pressure on Russia, prevent further human rights violations, protect victims of the occupation regime, and achieve the main goal: to de-occupy Crimea and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty over the peninsula.
The Platform is to operate at several levels: heads of state and government, foreign ministers, inter-parliamentary cooperation, expert network.
The activity of the Crimea Platform will be officially launched at the inaugural summit in Kyiv on August 23, 2021.