The Slovenia Times

President Pahor to attend Crimea conference on Monday


Ljubljana - President Borut Pahor will be in Kyiv on Monday to attend an international conference dedicated to Russia's unlawful annexation of the Crimea in 2014, at which a joint declaration will be adopted and the Crimea Platform formed.

Pahor, who will be in Ukraine upon President Volodymyr Zelensky's invitation, will present Slovenia's position, backing Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The president will also call for more eager and honest dialogue between Ukraine and Russia and between the EU and Russia, Pahor's office said on Friday.

He will try to encourage international efforts for lasting peace in eastern Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk agreements.

The conference will bring together senior officials from more than 40 countries, including European Council President Charles Michel.

It will be an opportunity to establish the Crimea Platform, an international advisory body whose aim will be to keep the annexation of the Crimea as an unlawful act high on the political agenda of the international community.

The declaration will meanwhile highlight the role of the principles of international law and urge Russia to stop violating human rights in the occupied territories.

The document, harmonised between the EU and Ukraine, envisages the establishment of contact points, a network of experts and an inter-parliamentary dimension.


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