Poroshenko: Ukraine is pursuing the 'Geneva Plus' format for the de-occupation of Crimea

Ukraine is holding negotiations in the Geneva Plus format for the de-occupation of Crimea with the international community involving participation from the EU, US and signatories from the Budapest Memorandum using the 'Geneva Plus' format.

As the President of Ukraine stated on March 18 on his Facebook page, "over the last two years, there have been mass arrests and repressions in Crimea. The rights of the Crimean Tatars are cynically violated. The behavior of Crimean occupants is becoming more and more like Stalin’s repressions."

The Ukrainian President added that Russia will pay the price that the aggressor should pay. The Head of the State noted that Ukraine and the world community will continue to press Russia regarding the Crimean issue.

  Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Crimean Tartars, human rights violations