NGRN director Mykhailo Samus and head of the NGRN Asia-Pacific Section Yurii Poita gave an interview to the Kazakh information and analytical publication Exclusive.kz on issues related to the results of the first summit of the Crimean platform.
- The first summit of the Crimean Platform achieved its results: broad international support was confirmed for Ukraine’s actions to return the illegally annexed Crimea; ensured the presence of the topic of Crimea in the international information agenda; tools have been created for consistent and systematic work on the de-occupation of the peninsula; strengthened the image of Ukraine in the international arena as an active, proactive and independent player.
- The Crimean Declaration signed as a result of the summit is a framework document, but it clearly defines the current situation, problematic issues and further actions to de-occupy Crimea.
- The non-participation of Kazakhstan in the Crimean platform is probably due to pressure from Russia, which is trying with all its might to resist this initiative, and reacts very nervously to the Crimean platform;
- The situation in the Black Sea and Central Asian region continues to transform, which opens up new opportunities for Kazakhstan to form its geopolitics.
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