Zelensky suggested that the EU impose sanctions for arbitrariness in Crimea regarding human rights

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky proposed to introduce sanctions for arbitrariness in Crimea, which could become the EU's contribution to the work of the "Crimean Platform".

"The European Union recently approved a new sanction regime for human rights violations. With this in mind, I suggested introducing the same sanctions against those who commit arbitrariness on the occupied Crimean Peninsula. This could be a powerful contribution of Brussels to the activities of the Crimean platform," Zelensky said at a joint briefing with European Council President Charles Michel in Kyiv on Wednesday.

This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

The head of state stressed that the issue of Crimea should be put on the international agenda.

"The issue of Crimea should be put on the international agenda," the Ukrainian president said.

He recalled that he had taken the initiative to hold the Founding Summit of the Crimean Platform, which will be held in Kyiv on August 23.

Zelensky noted that the goal of the Crimean platform is to create an effective mechanism for the de-occupation of Ukrainian territories and protection of human rights on the occupied peninsula.

The Head of State said that he had invited European Council President Charles Michel to the Founding Summit.

"And I very much hope for his personal participation," Zelensky said.