Kyiv are not only engaged in various battles along the frontlines with Russian forces but are also focused on returning Crimea back to Ukraine.
Speaking about the future of the Crimean Tatar people, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that these are in fact Ukrainian citizens also.
Zelensky said at a press conference following the Third Summit of the Crimea Platform, “The future of the Crimean Tatar people is in Ukraine, they are our citizens. They are the indigenous people of Ukraine.
“The relevant law has been adopted. The main thing is the return of Crimea home, to Ukraine, and then everything else.”
President Zelenskyy added, “the integration of the peninsula, the society of the peninsula into Ukraine is very important for us.
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“They have been living for 9.5 years without Ukraine on the territory of the peninsula. This is a difficult task.
“But the economy will come to Ukraine. Crimea will be part of Ukraine. It is its part actually, but it will be in fact.”
The Head of State also told the conference that “Crimea in the European Union as part of Ukraine is a completely different story.
“It is very important for us to integrate Crimea as much as possible with workplaces, without any safe future threats, so that Crimea works daily, and not only during the hot tourist season. Therefore, there are such plans.
“The relevant companies are modern – we are also talking to them, there will be the opening of an appropriate number of jobs.
“Today we will sign a memorandum with a dozen, maybe even more serious leading companies that want to come immediately after de-occupation. And to develop Crimea economically.”