TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev called Ukraine’s attempts to return Crimea “a wandering circus.” His words on the air of the TV channel “Russia 24”, reports RIA News…
“They boil their own toadstool in order to harm and create some kind of illusion in people with little knowledge. This is a kind of imitation of something … It’s all illusory, it’s all on paper, “Kiselev said. He expressed the opinion that the intelligence of Great Britain is behind the Crimean Platform project, and the US and NATO will definitely join him. “Probably someone else will be recruited,” he added.
In turn, the Ukrainian authorities did not develop the peninsula, Kiselev stressed. In his opinion, they did not do this, because they did not believe that Crimea would remain a part of Ukraine. “They built their summer cottages here, surrounded themselves with a fence on the southern coast of Crimea, sat inside thinking who I was, for how long and didn’t believe their happiness, but didn’t care about people at all,” the TV presenter concluded.
The Crimean Platform summit will be held in Ukraine on 23 August. The idea of the event was put forward by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in order to explain to Ukrainians, Crimeans and the world community what and why happened on the Crimean peninsula in 2014. The Russian authorities criticize the creation of the Crimean Platform, pointing to a threat to the country’s territorial integrity. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the upcoming summit a “sabbath”, at which the West will continue to nurture neo-Nazi, racist sentiments of the modern Ukrainian government.
Crimea became part of Russia after a referendum in March 2014, during which the overwhelming majority of the residents of the peninsula who voted supported such a decision. Ukraine, the countries of the European Union and the United States refused to recognize the results of the vote and considered the reunification of the region with Russia an annexation. The Russian side rejects these accusations and insists that the accession procedure was in accordance with international law.