On June 25, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova and Centre for Defence Strategies experts held a presentation of studies on Crimean issues for diplomats and military representatives of more than 20 countries.
First Deputy Minister Emine Dzhaparova informed the foreign diplomats about the deteriorating situation in Crimea under the temporary occupation by Russia, in particular, due to the unprecedented militarization of the peninsula, suppression of the rights and freedoms of its population, oppression of all forms of opposition to the occupying power. She stressed the need to further consolidate international efforts to counter negative trends in the region.
In the scope of the Crimea Platform, the following reports were presented:
Center for Defence Strategies Board Chairman Andriy Zagorodniuk presented the research concept, emphasizing the practical result of each report. Deputy Board Chairman Alina Frolova informed about possible scenarios for the development of the situation in the Black and Azov Seas. She noted that some of them were presently unfolding.
The research authors presented the results of analytical work in each of the areas, outlined real threats and challenges, provided recommendations for joint action to slow down the buildup of the aggressor state's power potential.