On Tuesday, October 20, First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar met with EU Ambassador to Ukraine Maati Maasikas, during which she announced the start of the next stage of active advocacy for the Crimean Platform. The press service of the department reported about this.
“The phase of active advocacy, which has already actually begun by the state leadership, provides for informing our international partners about the details and substantive part of the campaign on the Crimean Platform initiated by the President of Ukraine”,- the message said.
Dzheppar noted that the platform will help strengthen the international policy of non-recognition of Russia's attempts to annex the Crimean peninsula, create additional opportunities for a more rapid response to the growing security threats as a result of Russian militarization in the Black and Azov Seas, and will allow consolidating political pressure on the Kremlin, in particular through sanctions instruments and to counteract further gross violations of human rights.
In addition, the Deputy Minister thanked Maati Maasikas for organizing in the near future at the EU Delegation to Ukraine a thematic briefing for the EU member states, within which a detailed vision of the platform's activities within the European Union will be presented.