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Paul Grod during the Crimea Platform: “The truth is on our side, we just have to make sure that the world tells it”

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October 24,2022 552
Paul Grod during the Crimea Platform: “The truth is on our side, we just have to make sure that the world tells it”

Zagreb, – on Oct.24, the delegation of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) attended the First Parliamentary Summit of the Crimea Platform.

The agenda of the Summit included the discussion of important issues related to the occupied Crimean peninsula – the prospects of bringing Russia and Russian officials to justice for international crimes committed in the occupied Crimea; the issue of the reintegration of Crimea after its de-occupation; the Croatian experience of the reintegrating territories and applying such experience into future Ukrainian realities.

The President of the UWC, Paul Grod, became a panelist in an expert discussion devoted to fake myths and false narratives about Crimea. In particular, Mr. Grod focused on the question of how the world should join forces to counter Russian disinformation.

“The Ukrainian World Congress takes an active part in the fight against Russian propaganda in countries, where at least some political and cultural influence of the Russian Federation remains,” Paul Grod emphasized.

“Truth is on our side, we just have to make sure the world tells it”,  Paul Grod, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress.

“Crimea Platform is about manifesting justice and learning the lessons that haven’t been comprehended since 2014,”  – Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

We cannot agree with the illegal settlement of the Russian people on the land of the Crimea peninsula. Decolonization issue is a special condition for guarantees for the development of Crimea”, – said Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Meijis Refat Chubarov.

Among the participants of the UWC delegation are:

  1. Paul Grod (President of Ukrainian World Congress)
  2. Vira Konyk (Regional Vice-President of UWC)
  3. Yaroslava Hartiani (member of Board of Directors of UWC)
  4. Yevgeniya Petrova (member of Board of Directors of UWC)
  5. Vlado Kareshin, Head of UKPD «Ukrajina» Slavonski Brod
  6. Maria Semenovych, Ukrajinska zajednica Grada Zagreba – Zagreb
  7. ViKtor Filima, Representative of the Ukrainian national minority in the City of Zagreb
  8. Slavko Burda, Head of UKPD “Kobzar” Zagreb
  9. Marija Meleško, President of the Ukrainian Community of the City of Zagreb
  10. Boris Graljuk, representative IV.  convenes the Croatian Parliament
  11. Ivan Semeniuk (Head of Cultural and educational society of Ukrainians)

The plenary session of the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform will start on October 25.