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Without Russia, Crimea will become “one of the best places to live in Europe,” Zelensky promises

Without Russia, Crimea will become “one of the best places to live in Europe,” Zelensky promises

Volodymyr Zelensky Justifies Crimea “To become one of the best places to live in Europe.

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By laying the first stone of a monument to the Crimean Tatar genocide in Kiev, the Ukrainian president showed his determination to “liberate” the peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.

“Until 2014, Crimea was a real home of happiness for many of our citizens, and Crimea will be like that again”. The pledge was made by President Volodymyr Zelensky this Saturday during a speech in Kyiv. On the occasion of the laying of the first stone of the future monument to the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, the Ukrainian president confirmed that the peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, should be liberated again. “True Home of Happiness” It was before the annexation.

“Only with the weakness of the then Moscow government and the restoration of Ukraine’s independence, the Crimean Tatars had the opportunity to confirm the truth at the state level about the crime of genocide – the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people – and to return to normal life in Crimea.

«“The peninsula, which is one of the best places to live in Europe, would certainly be without Russia,” he said. The Ukrainian head of state declared confidently “The strength of our resilience, our weapons, our diplomacy and the power of justice for Ukraine will ensure that Crimea is freed from occupation.”

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