Former Deputy Minister of Defense of Greece Kostas Isichos called on Ukraine to abandon the dangerous adventure related to the holding of the international summit “Crimean Platform”. RIA Novosti reports.
In his opinion, this will lead to a “dead-end policy”. “I hope, sooner or later, the common sense inherent in the Ukrainian people will prevail and its voice will be heard by the politicians of Ukraine,” the politician said.
Isychos added that the current authorities of Ukraine are hostages and at the same time victims of the “hegemony” of the United States, exactly as it had previously happened with other countries of Eastern Europe.
“But these relations do not reflect the real situation and the sentiments of the majority of the Ukrainian people, who have centuries-old historical and spiritual ties with the Russian people,” the politician stressed.
The idea of the “Crimean Platform” was put forward by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. The purpose of the summit is to explain to Ukrainians and residents of Crimea, as well as inform the world community about what and why happened on the peninsula.
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 after a referendum in which the overwhelming majority of those who voted in the region supported such a decision. Ukraine, the EU countries and the United States refused to recognize the results of the vote, calling the reunification of the peninsula with mainland Russia an annexation. The Russian authorities reject these allegations and insist that the accession procedure was in accordance with international law.