President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Financial Times expressed his readiness to consider the return of Crimea to the country by non-military means. It is reported by RBC.
According to the Ukrainian leader, now “everyone is puzzled by the situation and what will happen to Crimea,” however, if someone offers Kyiv a way to return the region to the Ukrainian state in a non-military way, he will support this decision.
At the same time, Zelensky stressed that if the presented option would mean the preservation of Crimea as part of Russia, then it is not worth “wasting time.” He pointed out that the Ukrainian conflict will not end until the country returns all the lost territories, otherwise the resumption of hostilities is only a matter of time.
Meanwhile, at the end of August, as Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote, following the results of the Crimean Platform international online summit, Zelensky announced that he intended to return Crimea to Ukraine in any way he considered right. In the office of the Ukrainian leader in November, they announced the preparation of a military campaign to return the peninsula. At the same time, even before the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that Crimea is a sovereign Russian territory and the issue on it is closed.
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