As it was already noted, on April 4, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a new version of the Action Plan for the Implementation of Strategy for De-occupation and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of the AR of Crimea and Sevastopol, to replace the one in force since 2021.

Now this version, adopted by Prescript No. 288-r, has been made public, and Ukrainian officials promise to make changes to the Strategy itself by the fall of 2023.

Consisting of 127 points, the Plan covers problems that arise both today and after the de-occupation of the peninsula, it sets tasks for dozens of state bodies of Ukraine, from ministries to the intelligence community and the Central Election Commission, as well as for the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

In particular, the activities cover the collection of information and evidence about violations of rights and crimes, assistance to victims of repression by the occupiers, holding all kinds of conferences and presentations, interaction with international organizations, with the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the ECtHR, improving the sanctions policy, mechanisms for assessing the damage caused by the occupation, the formation of a personnel reserve, the protection of the indigenous rights, information activities, countering the Russia’s propaganda and so on.

It should be noted that the Plan contains a number of provisions consonant with those proposed in the recommendations of the “Future of Crimea” forum, developed with the participation of our Association’s experts and provided in advance to the Ukrainian Ministry of Reintegration.

These are, in particular, the requirements for advanced training for the personnel reserve, taking into account the Crimean specifics, the need to change state policy regarding ordinary crimes committed during the occupation, as well as special procedures for verifying identity in the conditions of de-occupation and working with international organizations.

It is also worth noting the appeals, envisaged by the Plan to international sports federations in order to block the participation of “athletes” from the occupied territory in the aggressor’s national teams, which is already being done by the ARC, as well as holding the Forum on Security Issues of the Azov-Black Sea and Mediterranean Regions as the main event of the Crimean Platform in the field of security, including the protection of freedom of navigation, which is of great importance in countering Russian maritime aggression.

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