Anne Applebaum, an American historian, writer, journalist, and winner of many international literary awards, has published a large article on the war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Armed Forces counteroffensive, the history of the Ukrainian military, and, in particular, the de-occupation of Crimea.
The article was published by The Atlantic, one of the oldest and most respectable American publications. The article titled “Counteroffensive” describes the work of the Mission on the Strategy for the Recovery of Crimea after its liberation and quotes the Permanent Representative Tamila Tasheva.
“There can be no joint control by David and Goliath. In the case of Crimea, the difference between the two civilizations – Russian and Ukrainian – is striking. For Russia, Crimea is and always will be a military base. For Ukraine, Crimea is a place of diversity, our bridge to the global South,” Ms. Tasheva said.
In particular, the article mentions Iftar, which this year was held with the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who also started the tradition of holding Iftar at the official level. This is an important message about the unity of the Ukrainian people, despite different cultures and stories, and a powerful signal of support for the indigenous peoples of Ukraine and, in particular, the Crimean Tatars, the largest Muslim community in Ukraine.
Earlier, Ms. Applebaum visited the Mission and talked with Tamila Tasheva about Crimea, Ukraine’s preparations for its de-occupation, as well as the priority steps of the state after the liberation of the peninsula, which the Mission is working on together with a group of experts on the direct instructions of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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