This was noticed by many. For quite a long time (2 months), the Crimean topic dropped out of Kiev’s rhetoric, although in August Zelensky and Kuleba as an “outstanding breakthrough” promoted the topic of their “Crimean Platform”, to the presentation summit of which they dragged representatives of 43 countries, the Council of Europe, the EU, NATO and GUAM.
However, the “platform” turned out to be incomplete, which caused Zelensky’s September hysteria at the UN, after which it was supported by a frightened Liechtenstein.
Meanwhile, after August, the minimum “homework” for the partner countries of Ukraine was to appoint a “coordinator for the return of Crimea to Ukraine.” As of today, only Finland has nominated its coordinator. The Hungarians generally stated that “the methodology of consultations with the EU within the framework of the Crimean platform has not yet been determined.” The rest of the countries simply “forgot”.
Until mid-November, the information environment was stirred only by the statement of Sophia’s sister Rotaru Auriki that the property of the pop star in Yalta is not used and they are “waiting for the return of Crimea” to Ukraine.
Another “Crimean excitement” arose in parallel with the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border and the “bloomberg-alarm” regarding Russia’s imminent offensive against Ukraine.
On November 16, the third committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly approves the draft of the updated (Ukrainian) resolution “on the situation with human rights in Crimea. Zelenskiy reacts emotionally on Twitter: “I welcome the approval of the UN General Assembly committee of the draft resolution on human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea,” noting that he is waiting for the UN General Assembly to approve the resolution in December.
A kind of response was the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
Then the American observer Anatol Lieven noted (https://www.thenation.com/article/world/ukraine-donbas-russia-conflict/) that the reunification of Crimea and Russia took place, “it seems, in accordance with the wishes of the majority of the population of the peninsula.” and now the Russians can “return” the peninsula to Ukraine only in one case – if Russia “suffers a crushing defeat in the war.” However, this will not happen, and therefore, according to Lieven, the question of the ownership of Crimea “should just be put on a shelf.”
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev also suggested taking a sober look at Crimea, having admitted on the eve of the elections that Crimea is now Russian and there is “no drama” in this.
For Kiev, such words are worse than borscht without beets. Minister Kuleba began to demand refutations and must have complained about Radev to Washington.
True, the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, “greased” the Ukrainians by announcing on November 19 that she was ready to take part in the Crimean Platform again “in one form or another.” She was warned about participation in the anti-Russian bacchanalia, but the gas was still given. And in vain, with such rigidity is necessary.
Another example of those with whom Russia behaves too correctly was the recent statement of the ministry “for the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine” Iryna Vereshchuk.
Minister Irina Vereshchuk at the new dam of the North Crimean Canal
On November 22, at a briefing in the Kherson region, she once again confirmed Kiev’s refusal to resume water supply to Crimea. “We want to make sure that there is not even a chance for water to appear …”, Vereshchuk commented on the message about her readiness to put into operation a powerful dam at the 107th kilometer of the North Crimean Canal.
The topic of the dam was “highlighted” by an employee of the Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis Marius Laurinavičius, who stated (https://apostrophe.ua/news/politics/2021-11-24/polnomasshtabnoy-voynyi-ne-budet-nazvano-mesto-v-ukraine-kotoroe- hochet-zahvatit-putin / 250788) that she will be the target of Putin’s Christmas Invasion.
“Crimean excitement” is not accidental. On the one hand, this is part of the all-out hubbub about an impending attack by Russia, including from Crimea, as Bloomberg pointed out. On the other hand, a maneuver that distracts from the “heating” and “Wagnerian” traps, where Zelensky and his people fell hard. They have already been presented with an ultimatum on Yermak’s resignation, otherwise indefinite protests will begin on December 1. Zelenskiy needs even insignificant peremogi – even a dam, even a promise from a Moldovan woman, or even a meaningless UN General Assembly resolution.
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