Ukraine is working over the formula to return Crimea. It was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the panel discussion at the 16th annual YES meeting in Kyiv.
“To be honest – we are thinking, we have several formats, several ideas,” the Head of State said, answering questions about Ukraine’s strategy to free Crimea from the Russian occupation “Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine is working over the formula to return Crimea”
On 11 September 2019 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych at the working meeting with the human rights defenders of the civic organization “The Tenth of April” Olga Tkachenko, Elvira Zeytullaeva, Anna Naidyonova discussed a great range of issues continuously faced by the Crimeans when resolving matters of a procedural and administrative nature in the mainland Ukraine. Mostly, the problems they face are systemic and need to be regulated by the law, particularly regarding the registration of places of residence, identification of persons “Meeting with the human rights defenders of the civic organization “The Tenth of April””
Emphasize the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an integral part of the territory of Ukraine.
Consequently, only the elections for the local authorities of Ukraine are legal in the territory of AR of Crimea
The Russian Federation is the state- occupier and has no powers to hold any “election procedures” in the territory of AR of Crimea, consequently all “state authorities” of the RF in the territory of Crimea are illegal and illegitimate. Any “elections” in the territory of AR of Crimea to the RF “authorities” are the grave violation of international law.
We call on the international community not to recognize the results of those “elections” and avoid any relationship with the “authorities” of the occupying state and their officials.
We call upon the citizens, residing in the temporarily occupied Crimea not to participate in the illegal elections in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea and Sevastopol City.
Ukraine plans to continue the troops separation process in Donbas, in particular near the village of Zolote, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after the meeting of the liberated citizens of Ukraine.
“Next we will approach the liberation of all our people and continue the separation of troops within the Minsk process in two stages: Zolote – Petrivske, then – separation throughout the territory, ceasefire and the end of war,” the Head of State noted at the Boryspil International Airport “President: Together with all Ukraine we will return not only people, but also our territories”