'Crimea Is Ukraine': Zelenskyy Opens Inaugural Crimea Summit

'Crimea Is Ukraine': Zelenskyy Opens Inaugural Crimea Summit

Andrew H. Sweet

Brussels reaffirmed its "unwavering" support for Ukraine over Crimea as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to do "everything possible" to get back control of the peninsula so that Ukraine "becomes part of Europe."

The summit in Kyiv on Monday aimed to bring allies together to discuss the possibilities of returning the Crimean peninsula to Ukrainian government control.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at the beginning of the conference that the region had turned into "a territory where most basic rights and freedoms of humans are regularly violated."

He warned that the occupation of Crimea "brings doubts to the efficiency of the whole international security system, principles of territorial integrity and inviolability of borders."

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