by Miceál O’Hurley
KYIV – Diplomat.ie presents the un-edited, nine hours of Ukraine’s Inaugural International Crimean Platform summit held in Kyiv on 24 August 2021.
In an innovative work of groundbreaking Statecraft, Ukraine’s President, Volodomyr Zelenskyy and his dynamic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, assembled more than 45 world leaders, including high level delegations from all 27 European Union member countries, along with all 30 NATO member countries along with more than 200 experts from more than 33 countries to gather in Kyiv as a show of solidarity against Russia’s illegal, temporary occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea. With more than 370 accredited members of the world media watching, the opening remarks from each delegation were delivered, each condemning Russia’s abandon of a rules based world order and reiterating their unconditional commitment to the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and internationally recognised borders.
Ireland’s delegation was led personally by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, T.D..
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