Opportunities of the Crimean Platform for De-occupation of Crimea

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.

Key points:

  • 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.

More details: in Russian:

Yurii Poita

Head of the Asian Section

He has been working as a Head of the Asia-Pacific Section at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Yurii also is a sinologist and member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

He studied at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv International University, the Wuhan Research Institute of Postal and Telecommunications (China), Zhytomyr Military Institute (Ukraine). At the moment Yurii is a PhD candidate at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

He has experience in defense, international journalism, analytics and research.

Research interests: China’s influence in the post-Soviet space, “hybrid” threats to national security, Ukrainian-Chinese relations, the development of the situation in the Asia-Pacific and the Central Asian region.

He took part in a number of expert and scientific discussions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, China and other countries. He has participated in research projects on the consequences of educational migration to China, interethnic conflicts and the protest potential of Kazakhstan, creation of a new Asian strategy of the MFA of Ukraine, study of Ukraine’s relations with the countries of Central and East Asia.

Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and Chinese.

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