On February, 26 2018 the First Deputy of the Permanent Representative of the President in ARC Izet Gdanov participated in the conference: “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine: balance and perspectives”.
The First Deputy said : “In four years of occupation everybody is convinced that aggressor has organized the military base in order to occupy Crimea and to influence first of all on the Black Sea coastal States. In Crimea from the first days of annexion the repression against the Crimean Tatar People an ethnic Ukrainians have been taking place, as a result 65 of political detainees are illegally imprisoned.
Nowadays Ukraine is an opposition outpost of Russia’s aggression. It was managed to stop the capture of other territories due to the Military Forces of Ukraine, international pressure and sanctions, but the solution of the problem is possible only after all boundaries of the Ukrainian State would be restored (such as Crimea, Donbas).
We are troubled by the actions and statements made by some European politics acting for the benefit of some parties or individual mercenary interests and they talk about Crimea as a problem could be resolved later.
Now the priority is given to Donbas. These problems should be resolved jointly and simultaneously. Crimea was annexed the first but in Donbas Russia using the army began killing the Ukrainians in order to divert the attention of Ukraine and international community to be engaged in the situation of Donbas where is the bloodshed, but the Crimea was slowly forgotten.
Moreover, the population is being got rid of in Crimea. The occupying forces are destroying the cultural heritage of Crimean Tatar People. But this is unlikely to continue so long, it is not a problem of the only State of Ukraine it is a clear challenge to the entire civilized world and therefore it is important immediately to create such economy conditions making Russia to respect the International Legislation and the borders of other states. The issue of the Status of Crimea is very important and the draft document is sent for further development by a Constitutional Commission.