21:43 / 22.08.2021.

Author: Katja Miličić

PM Plenković in Ukraine for international Crimea summit

Andrej Plenković

Andrej Plenković

Foto: Jurica Galoic / PIXSELL

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković is in Ukraine where he will take part on Monday in the inaugural meeting of the Crimean Platform, an international summit called by Ukraine to address Russia's annexation of the region. 

After arriving in Kijev on Sunday, Prime Minister Plenković met with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Plenković said Croatia fully supported Ukraine’s territorial integrity and both leaders said they hoped the Crimean Platform would help resolve the situation in Crimea.

“I am glad to be in Kijev again. Tomorrow’s meeting of the Crimean Platform is an important initiative that aims to bring together many leaders from the international community, firstly, to emancipate the issue of Crimea, and of course, alongside the other occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Croatia’s position is clear. We fully support the territorial integrity of Ukraine. We want to see if we can work together to overcome this difficult situation for the people who live there but also to resolve the political and legal aspects of this issue,” Plenković said.

The PM is due to meet with current president Volodymyr Zelensky tomorrow.

The participants in the summit are expected to adopt a joint declaration affirming their commitment to Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity and defining the framework for the international policy toward Crimea.

The summit is taking place on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Approximately 40 foreign delegations are expected to attend.

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