Ukrainian government approves action plan for de-occupation, reintegration of Crimea

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
30 September 2021, 10:21
Canan Kevser
30 September 2021, 10:21

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved an action plan for the implementation of the Strategy for the de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea.

"Together with the relevant strategy, it will be our comprehensive roadmap, through which we will regain the Ukrainian Crimea,” Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said following the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The plan provides for systematic monitoring and documentation of violations by Russia, as an occupying state, of human rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens and legal entities in the occupied Crimea, as well as humanitarian law, in particular, changes in the demographic composition of the population of the temporarily occupied territories by the occupying state.

It also envisages the creation of a state institution "Ukrainian National Center for Peace Development" to collect evidence of violations of Russia related to the occupation and armed aggression; keeping records of losses incurred by the state, as well as by individuals and legal entities.

Denys Shmyhal

“We are documenting all crimes committed by the aggressor power, and we will force Russia to pay for this in international courts," Shmyhal stressed.

The prime minister added that Ukraine is working with its partner countries and within the framework of international organizations and international agreements, to ensure that the topic of Crimea remains on the global agenda.

"The Crimea Platform is not a one-time event. We accept comprehensive documents containing detailed de-occupation steps, involve the best experts and analysts from around the world in this matter," he noted.

As reported, representatives of 46 countries were attended the inaugural summit of the International Crimea Platform initiative held in Kyiv on August 23.