Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    President on Crimea Occupation Resistance Day: By returning Crimea, we will restore peace

    President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his belief that peace can be restored by returning Crimea because it is Ukrainian land and people.

    “Nine years ago, Russian aggression began in Crimea. By returning Crimea, we will restore peace. This is our land. Our people. Our history. We will return the Ukrainian flag to every corner of Ukraine,” Zelensky posted on Telegram, as reported by Ukrinform.

    Today Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to Russia’s Occupation of Crimea.

    Nine years ago, Russian sabotage groups began attempts to seize Crimea. On February 26, 2014, at the call of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, thousands of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians, and representatives of other nationalities rallied near the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to resist the Russian occupation and declare Ukraine’s integrity. The next day, regular military formations of the Russian Federation entered the government buildings of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.