US President Joe Biden approved the initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to create the “Crimean Platform” – an international platform for discussing measures to return Crimea to control Kiev. This is stated in a statement on the website of the Office of the President of Ukraine after telephone conversations between the two leaders.
“Joe Biden supported the initiative of Volodymyr Zelensky to create the Crimean Platform. He assured that the United States will be represented at the summit of the initiative at a high political level, ”the message says.
Earlier, Zelensky announced his intention to return Crimea to Kiev’s control with the help of the international “Crimean Platform”. The President of Ukraine intends to discuss measures to implement the plan at the summit on August 23, on the eve of Ukraine’s Independence Day, to which he invited representatives of the United States, Canada, Turkey, Great Britain, and the European Union.
In March 2014, a referendum was held in Crimea, at which residents spoke out for the entry of the peninsula into Russia. According to the results of the vote, 96.77 percent of Crimeans and 95.6 percent of Sevastopol residents voted for Crimea to belong to Russia. Ukraine considers Crimea to be its temporarily occupied territory and continues to seek ways to return it under its control.