At the same time, Zelenskyy is not against considering the non-military option of returning the peninsula.
Zelensky is not against a non-military way of returning Crimea / photo president.gov.ua
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, urged not to waste time considering options for ending the war, which do not involve the deoccupation of Crimea.
As the head of state said in an interview Financial Timeshe is also ready to consider options for the non-military return of Crimea.
“I understand that everyone is confused by the situation and what will happen to Crimea. If someone is ready to offer us a way to de-occupy Crimea by non-military means, I will only be in favor of… If the solution (does not involve) de-occupation and [Крим] is part of the Russian Federation, no one should waste their time on it. This is a waste of time,” the president emphasized.
The publication notes that some Western countries are concerned that any attempt by Ukraine to de-occupy Crimea could lead to a dangerous escalation on the part of Russia. The West fears that this may even lead to the use of nuclear weapons by Moscow.
Zelensky noted that the fate of Crimea is on the international agenda. He also reminded that the Russian strikes on Ukrainian civil infrastructure facilities show that the Kremlin has no intention of negotiating the end of the war.
Russia’s war against Ukraine: what is happening in Crimea
In the occupied Crimea, there is an active movement of columns of Russian military equipment from the side of the occupied Kherson region in the direction of the Crimean bridge.
In addition, the HUR of the Ministry of Defense noted that the Russian occupiers have not yet organized an evacuation from the northern part of the temporarily captured Crimea. However, they are actively building defenses — both on the left bank of the Dnieper and in the Dzhankoy district.
At the same time, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, mobilization summonses began to be handed out for signature on the peninsula.
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