Zelensky predicts a ‘long road’ for Crimea's return to Ukraine

The elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine take the Crimea back, but it will take a long time for that to happen.

Zelensky's Facebook posts, where he spoke on the issue of Peninsula, was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Zelensky said that the events of the 1940s showed that "you can destroy people, but you will never destroy the spirit of the nation."

According to Zelensky, the Crimean Tatars, who remained faithful to Ukraine, "became the victims of repression again."

"I believe that we will liberate the homeland of the Crimean Tatars from the occupation. So even if this path will be long, we will still do it together," wrote Zelensky.

"Do not forget that even the darkest night ends with the dawn," the President-elect of Ukraine summarized.

During the election campaign Zelensky called what happened to the Crimea as "annexation," and the situation in the Donbas — "aggression" by Russia. In his opinion, the normalization of relations between Moscow and Kyiv is possible only after the "de-occupation" of both regions, which should be followed by the financial compensation from Moscow.

  Zelensky, Ukraine, Crimea