Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba made an unexpected statement. In his opinion, Crimea is an “open wound” for Russia.
The head of the department explained that the reason for such a statement was the reaction of the Russian authorities to the “Crimean Platform”. The project should draw the attention of the world community to the problem of belonging to the peninsula. The authors of the initiative hope that Crimea will be “returned” to Ukraine.
In a recent interview with the Observer, Dmitry Kuleba said that Russia will make a lot of efforts to make the project fail. According to him, Crimea is an open wound for Russia. “We poured salt on it well, and I am happy with that,” the Ukrainian minister stressed.
Earlier, it was reported that in 2014 the Kiev authorities drew up a plan to return Crimea. They considered the option of conducting a special landing operation. As General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Krivonos said, the implementation of this plan was prevented by the transfer of one of the Ukrainian units to the side of Russia.
Recall that Crimea was annexed to Russia at the beginning of 2014 following a referendum. Most of the inhabitants of the peninsula voted for secession from Ukraine. Kiev refused to recognize the results and accused Moscow of “armed aggression”.
Russia, in turn, reported that the referendum was held in accordance with all international laws. President Vladimir Putin clarified that the people had made a decision and the question of ownership of the peninsula was closed forever. “There is no return to the previous system at all,” he added.