The President mentioned the importance of improving the infrastructure on the administrative border with Crimea, the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and their role in the process of de-occupation of the peninsula, the importance of sanctions pressure on Russia and the launch of the Crimean Platform.
“There is another case. I believe that it is clear that we cannot do without the United States of America in the issue of Crimea, because the issue of Crimea and its de-occupation is not on the agenda of the Normandy format and the Minsk agreements. For six years, this issue has been suspended. Indeed, Europe and the United States have optionally done their best, but steps towards de-occupation must be taken by an appropriate union of states, a union of leaders that will map all steps to de-occupy the Crimean peninsula. We are now creating a “Crimean platform” and, of course, we would like to see in it those countries that will be key players, key guarantors of the return and de-occupation of Crimea. Return of Crimea and our territorial integrity. And the United States could be a leader in this direction”.