“AWe supported President Zelensky’s peace formula,” said Marketa Pekarová, Speaker of the Lower House of the Czech Parliament and host of the second Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimean Platform.
The joint statement document prepared by Pekarova pledges “great support” for the liberation of the Crimean peninsula and integration with Ukraine.
The International Crimea Platform was created in the summer of 2021 at Zelensky’s initiative and aims to coordinate all national and international efforts to return the peninsula to Ukrainian sovereignty.
The text condemns “Russia’s responsibility for the impact of the war” in Ukraine, which was invaded by Moscow forces in February 2022 as part of an offensive that lasted more than 600 days, and specifically on both human rights and the environment. Crimea and annexed territories in the east and south of the country.
The annexed regions, representing almost 15% of Ukraine’s territory, include Donetsk and Luhansk in the east and Kherson and Zaporizhzhya in the south.
Moscow is blamed in the declaration for the “deterioration of the security situation” in the Black Sea, whereby Ukrainian grain will no longer flow freely to the rest of the world, and an “energy crisis”, which European countries will have to figure out. Alternative to Russian natural gas and oil.
Special attention was paid in the report of parliamentarians to the complaint about the connection of the Russian Federation and Belarus in “illegal abduction of Ukrainian children”.
According to Bekarova, about 4,000 children from the Tatar minority were abducted in Crimea alone and taken against their will to Russia and Belarus.
Another aspect of the final declaration was the creation of support groups for the Crimean Platform in national parliaments.
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