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The Road To War : Decree of the President of Ukraine

Updated: Apr 18, 2022

President approved the Strategy of de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied Crimea

24 March 2021 - 15:51

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky issued a decree enacting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of March 11, 2021 "On the Strategy of De-occupation and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol".

This document defines a set of measures of diplomatic, military, economic, informational, humanitarian and other nature aimed at restoring the territorial integrity, state sovereignty of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders through de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea. The strategy defines priorities for the state to protect human rights and freedoms violated as a result of the temporary occupation of the Crimean peninsula, as well as the main directions of the relevant economic, social, humanitarian, environmental, information, defense and security policy. The Strategy also sends a clear signal to the international community that Ukraine is consistent in its actions to restore the territorial integrity violated as a result of the Russian Federation's disregard for its international obligations.

According to the Strategy, within the framework of the state policy on ensuring the de-occupation of the territory of Crimea, Ukraine initiates an international negotiation process to determine the modalities of the liberation of the temporarily occupied territory and the restoration of the constitutional order of Ukraine in this territory, based, in particular, on the provisions of the Memorandum on Security Guarantees in connection with Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, as well as on the results of the Crimean Platform. "Ukraine establishes and develops the Crimean platform as a key foreign policy tool for consolidating international efforts aimed at de-occupation and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, overcoming the consequences caused by the temporary occupation by the Russian Federation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as protecting the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens," the Strategy says. The document is also a call for joint international efforts in the protection of international law and peacebuilding and security in Europe.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine should develop a plan for the implementation of the Strategy for de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied Crimea, on the basis of which the relevant state bodies will prepare and implement measures to ensure the de-occupation and reintegration of the peninsula.

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