On March 3, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea held the panel discussion entitled ‘State policy on de-occupation of Crimea: status and prospects’ within the framework of the Day of Resistance to the Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol
The discussion was attended by:
- Emine Dzheppar, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;
- Anton Korynevych, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
- Ihor Yaremenko, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine;
- Rustem Umerov, MP, co-chair of the Crimean Platform inter-factional group;
- Ihor Ponochovny, head of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol;
- Refat Chubarov, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People;
- Maria Tomak, Coordinator of the Media Initiative Group for Human Rights;
- Alim Aliyev, Deputy Director General of the Ukrainian Institute.
- Representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Ukraine.
One of the key topics of discussion was the Crimean Platform and the challenges facing Ukraine and the world due to the Russian aggression and the temporary occupation of a part of Ukraine.
Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych stressed that the Decree of the President of Ukraine “On Certain Measures to De-occupy and Reintegrate the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol” signed on February 26, 2021 was a very strong signal to Ukraine’s international partners. Crimea is one of the priorities of Ukraine’s domestic policy. By this Decree, the President established the organizing committee of the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform, instructed to prepare a draft strategy for de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and a strategy for the development of the Crimean Tatar language.
We are grateful for the support of the USAID Ukraine program in organizing the event. – USAID Ukraine Human Rights in Action, implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.