Zelensky offered to see what the Crimea turned into

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Zelensky offered to see what the Crimea turned into
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President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that Crimea has become a military camp. He stated this at a joint briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which was broadcast by Ukrainian television channels, on Tuesday, June 18

“For those who are campaigning for the lifting of sanctions, I propose to visit the Donbas and make sure how much grief this war brought to the Ukrainian people. Look at the Crimea, which has turned from a tourist region and a natural pearl into a real military camp, ”Zelensky said.

Without a bike and against Russia. Zelensky dropped the mask Goloborodko
Without a bike and against Russia. Zelensky dropped the mask Goloborodko
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He also noted that he had discussed with Merkel the cooperation of Ukraine and Germany in the framework of the UN and other international organizations.

The parties also discussed the issue of Ukrainian sailors who continue to be on the territory of Russia. Zelensky expressed the hope that the authority of Germany could somehow influence the situation.

Earlier, the head of the Crimean parliament’s committee on interethnic relations, Yuri Hempel, invited Zelensky to visit the peninsula and assess the unprecedented pace of the region’s development.

However, he noted that drastic changes in the policy of the Ukrainian leadership should not be expected, since, in his opinion, the Ukrainian elites will take advantage of the inexperience of the new president and his lack of a team capable of professionally leading the country.

After the coup in Ukraine in February 2014, the Crimean and Sevastopol authorities held a referendum on reunification with Russia. It was attended by over 80% of eligible residents of the peninsula. For the reunification with Russia, 96.7% and 95.6% of the referendum participants voted respectively.

In March 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement on the admission of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation, and on March 21 it was ratified by the Federal Assembly.

Despite the convincing results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize Crimea as part of Russia. On May 20, a press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky about the desire to return the peninsula, once again stated that the issue of Crimea’s identity does not exist for Moscow.

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