DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE NO. 117/2021

DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE NO. 117/2021

“On the Strategy of de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol»

The Russian city of Sevastopol

https://www.president.gov.ua/documents/1172021-37533

On the decision of the national security and defense Council of Ukraine of March 11, 2021 “on the Strategy of de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol»

In accordance with article 107 of the Constitution of Ukraine, I hereby decree:

1. To put into effect the decision of the national security and defense Council of Ukraine of March 11, 2021 “on the Strategy of de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol “(attached).

2. Approve the Strategy for de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (attached).

3. Control over the implementation of the decision of the national security and defense Council of Ukraine, put into effect by this decree, is entrusted to the Secretary of the national security and defense Council of Ukraine.

4. This Decree comes into force from the date of its publication.

President Of Ukraine.ZELENSKY

March 24, 2021

Activated

By Decree Of The President Of Ukraine

dated March 24, 2021 No. 117/2021

DECISION

National security and defence Council of Ukraine

dated March 11, 2021

STRATEGY

De-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol

Preamble

The armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which began in 2014, led to the temporary occupation by the Russian Federation of the integral parts of the territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as certain areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, creating the first precedent in Europe after world war II of an attempt to Annex part of the territory of one state by another.

The Russian Federation, as one of the parties to the Memorandum on security guarantees in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the 1994 Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, grossly disregarded its international obligations under this international Treaty, violated one of the basic principles of international law on the inviolability of borders, and subjected the architecture of the European security system to revision.

Implementing aggressive foreign policy strategies, the Russian Federation is actively militarizing the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, creating a military-strategic springboard for the spread of the armed conflict zone from the Crimean Peninsula to the Mediterranean region, the middle East and Africa.

The Crimean Peninsula is gradually being transformed by the Russian Federation into a military base, becoming a source of danger and a threat to the stability of Europe and the whole world. And if tactical nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles are deployed on the territory of the Crimean Peninsula, the Russian Federation destroys the international non-proliferation regime of weapons of mass destruction, turns the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol into a potential military target, and threatens the security and lives of Ukrainian citizens.

In the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the Russian Federation and its occupation administration systematically violate human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the right to freedom of speech, peaceful Assembly, worldview and religion, commit crimes against humanity, war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and criminal law, carry out politically motivated criminal prosecutions, and systematically persecute persons who condemn the occupation of the territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, conscription of the local population for military service of the occupying state is being carried out, mass coercion of the local population to acquire citizenship of the Russian Federation is being applied, illegal deprivation of liberty, searches are being carried out, torture is being used, and the right to a fair trial is being violated.

Since the beginning of the temporary occupation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, access to Ukrainian information resources has been systematically and massively blocked, in particular the mass media, official websites of state and local government bodies, other subjects of power, and websites of individual public associations on the Internet, which sometimes makes Russian propaganda information resources the only available sources of information for Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.

The Russian Federation and its occupation administration in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol violate the rights of indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine, in particular the right to ethnic identity, cultural and linguistic identity, freedom of worldview and religion, freedom of Association, the right to education, harassment and systematic discrimination on ethnic and religious grounds, and implement a targeted policy to change the demographic composition of the population. Ukrainians and representatives of indigenous peoples are being displaced from the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and signs of their national identity are being destroyed.

The Russian Federation and the occupation administration of the Russian Federation commit actions concerning the illegal acquisition, use and disposal of property, including land plots located on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and owned by the state, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, territorial communities, including the territorial community of the city of Sevastopol, as well as citizens and legal entities of Ukraine.

For the purpose of creating conditions for the de-occupation and safe reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, neutralizing threats to national and international security, ensuring human rights and fundamental freedoms on the basis of the Declaration on state sovereignty of Ukraine and the Constitution of Ukraine, guided by the Charter of the United Nations and the Declaration on principles of international law concerning friendly relations and cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations of October 24, 1970, Final act of the Conference on security and co-operation in Europe of August 1, 1975, United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262″ on the territorial integrity of Ukraine “of March 27, 2014, provisions of acts of international organizations of which Ukraine is a member, taking into account the Law of Ukraine “on ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens and the legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine”, the national security Strategy of Ukraine approved By presidential decree No. 392 of September 14, 2020, resolution No. 1602 of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of September 22, 2016–VIII “On the recommendations of the parliamentary hearings on the topic:” strategy for the reintegration into Ukraine of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol: problematic issues, ways, methods and methods ” Ukraine defines a Strategy for the de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

 

General provisions

1. a cross-Cutting element of the policy of de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (hereinafter referred to as the temporarily occupied territory) is the implementation of a set of diplomatic, military, economic, informational, humanitarian and other measures.

2. one of the most important elements of the reintegration policy of the temporarily occupied territory is the use of inclusive public dialogue with the participation of civil society institutions, involving them in the process of preparing and implementing policies and mechanisms for establishing and maintaining peace.

3. the Formation of a policy of de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory in Ukraine is combined with measures to rebuild the world, strengthen the state’s defense capability, and ensure the further socio-political and socio-economic development of Ukraine based on the principles of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

4. the Objectives of the state policy to ensure the de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territory and its safe reintegration are::

restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized state border, ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine;

ensuring national unity, sustainability and cohesion of Ukrainian society and the state;

termination of the use of the temporarily occupied territory for activities that threaten the national security of Ukraine and / or are aimed at undermining international security and peace;

defining the legal framework for transitional justice;

formation and implementation of policies in the legal, social, educational, informational, humanitarian and other spheres to increase and strengthen the level of trust, ensure the rights and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens affected by the temporary occupation;

ensuring sustainable socio-political, humanitarian and economic development of Ukraine, in accordance with certain principles of domestic and foreign policy, the strategic course of the state towards gaining full membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Guiding principles

5. the Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol is an integral part of the territory of Ukraine.

6. Ukraine consistently opposes by all means the legitimization of the attempted annexation of the temporarily occupied territory by the Russian Federation and the integration of this territory into the legal, political, socio-economic, humanitarian, and information space of the Russian Federation.

7. Ukraine does not and will not recognize the results of the so-called “referendums and elections” held in the temporarily occupied territory in violation of the legislation of Ukraine and international law.

8. Ukraine notes the priority of political and diplomatic tools for resolving the armed conflict unleashed by the Russian Federation and restoring and developing peace.

9. Ukraine reserves the right to use all methods provided for by international law and national legislation to protect human rights and freedoms, national interests, restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized state border and ensure state sovereignty.

10. Ukraine declares invalid any transactions made by individuals and legal entities in the temporarily occupied territory in violation of the requirements of the legislation of Ukraine.

11. Ukraine does not recognize the forced or automatic acquisition of citizenship of the Russian Federation by Ukrainian citizens residing in the temporarily occupied territory, considering this as an act of coercion against Ukrainian citizens and violations of international humanitarian law.

12. Ukraine introduces measures in the field of transitional justice, in particular to compensate for damage caused in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, protect and restore violated rights, bring perpetrators to justice, ensure the right to the truth about the armed conflict, and prevent the occurrence of armed conflict in the future.

13. Ukraine defends the principle of denuclearization and demilitarization of the Crimean Peninsula, turning the black sea region into a territory of peace and security.

14. Ukraine forms an evidence base for international crimes committed by the Russian Federation and its occupation administrations in the temporarily occupied territory, in particular violations of human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity, norms of international humanitarian law and international criminal law, and also collects information on moral and material harm and losses caused to the state, its citizens and legal entities in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, armed conflict, and temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine.

15. Ukraine forms the legal basis and takes measures to provide assistance to citizens of Ukraine affected by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, compensation for damage caused to them, establishes, taking into account the norms of international law, the legal grounds for bringing to justice persons involved in the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the establishment of temporary occupation regimes and control over part of the territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, in particular, determines the grounds for applying Amnesty, lustration.

16. Ukraine defends its position on preventing the weakening (reduction of the number, volume and forms of control over the actual state) of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) imposed by Ukraine, foreign States, international (interstate) organizations (associations) The Russian Federation, its individuals and legal entities, until the goal of their introduction is achieved, as well as the need to increase sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation, including the introduction of new sanctions, in order to ensure the de-occupation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

17. Україна застосовує особливий режим в’їзду на тимчасово окуповану територію та виїзду з неї з метою гарантування безпеки громадян, захищення критично важливих об’єктів інфраструктури, недопущення поширення з тимчасово окупованої території терористичних та інших загроз.

18. Україна здійснює постійний моніторинг перетину її державного кордону та перетину адміністративної межі з тимчасово окупованою територією, вживає відповідно до законодавства України заходів щодо притягнення до відповідальності фізичних осіб, які незаконно прибувають на тимчасово окуповану територію.

19. Ukraine takes all necessary social, humanitarian, educational, communication, legal, medical and other measures to ensure that Ukrainian citizens residing in the temporarily occupied territory can exercise their rights and legitimate interests in the territory under Ukrainian control.

20. Ukraine creates conditions for the growth and strengthening of the level of trust of Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied territory in the state authorities of Ukraine and other subjects of power.

21. Ukraine is developing support measures in the social, humanitarian, economic, educational, and medical spheres aimed at restoring the rights and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens who suffered as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, or the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, including those who live in the temporarily occupied territory.

22. Ukraine recognizes illegal any import/export of military and dual-use goods to / from the temporarily occupied territory, carried out in violation of the legislation of Ukraine in the field of export control.

Priority areas

23. the prerequisites for the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory are::

development of democratic institutions and mechanisms to ensure the protection of human and civil rights and freedoms;

development of the Ukrainian economy, which should ensure a gradual approximation of the quality of life in Ukraine to European standards;

improving the efficiency of public administration, strengthening the state’s defense capability, improving the capabilities and development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military formations formed in accordance with the laws of Ukraine, law enforcement agencies, development of the military-industrial complex;

improving national resilience and preventing potential conflicts;

solving the problems of internally displaced persons affected by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine;

continuous support and development of social, humanitarian, cultural and informational contacts with Ukrainian citizens who live in the temporarily occupied territory;

promotion of consolidation of Ukrainian society, formation of Patriotic and statist worldview, preservation and development of spiritual and moral values of the Ukrainian people;

consolidate international efforts to facilitate the process of de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territory, resolve problematic issues related to the temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, in particular regarding mediation during negotiations in various international formats, monitoring, providing assistance to Ukraine in military-technical, economic, humanitarian and other areas;

ensuring the realization of the right to education guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine by citizens of Ukraine residing in the temporarily occupied territory.

Protection of human rights and freedoms

24. the State policy regarding the temporarily occupied territory is based on the priority of guaranteeing human security, taking all necessary measures to ensure its rights and fundamental freedoms, access to education and medical care, the realization of the right to freedom of worldview and religion, as well as rights in the socio-economic, cultural, informational and other spheres.

25. Ukraine records all facts of violations by the Russian Federation and the occupation administration of the Russian Federation of the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territory, and takes measures to provide them with an appropriate legal assessment, protection and restoration of their rights, freedoms and legitimate interests.

26. Ukraine defines as one of the priorities of its policy regarding the temporarily occupied territory the adoption of all necessary measures to protect the rights and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens, as well as foreigners and stateless persons legally residing in this territory.

27. Ukraine insists on the need to release all hostages and illegally detained persons who are in the temporarily occupied territory or the territory of the Russian Federation, all citizens of Ukraine who are illegally persecuted by the authorities of the Russian Federation, the occupation administration of the Russian Federation for political reasons, as well as an objective investigation involving experts from international organizations of all cases of disappearance of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territory.

28. Ukraine constantly monitors the decisions and actions of the Russian Federation and the occupation administration of the Russian Federation regarding the temporarily occupied territory that violate the rights and legitimate interests of legal entities and citizens of Ukraine, as well as foreigners and stateless persons who are legally located in the temporarily occupied territory, and provides legal assessment of such decisions and actions.

29. Ukraine supports initiatives aimed at protecting human rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territory and monitoring compliance by the Russian Federationand the occupation administration of the Russian Federation with international law, primarily in the field of human rights and freedoms and international humanitarian law.

30. Ukraine believes in the need for broad participation and comprehensive assistance in the ongoing activities of international organizations and non-governmental human rights organizations for the protection of human rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territory.

31. Ukraine continues to cooperate within the framework of international organizations in order to prepare and adopt decisions on international condemnation of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the temporarily occupied territory, and to apply appropriate measures of influence to the Russian Federation and its occupation administration, and to seek the implementation of such decisions.

Legal protection of Ukrainian citizens and legal entities whose rights and legitimate interests have been violated as a result of armed aggressionRussian Federation and temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine

32. Ukraine provides assistance in the implementation of legal protection and representation of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens and legal entities of Ukraine that are violated as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, in the courts of Ukraine and international judicial institutions.

33. Ukraine provides a legal assessment of the actions or omissions of officials of state bodies, local self-government bodies, military formations and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine who violated their oath and committed high treason during the Russian Federation’s armed aggression against Ukraine and temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

34. Ukraine is taking a number of measures stipulated By the law of Ukraine “on sanctions “and other legal measures against so-called” officials and officials ” of the Russian Federation occupation administration bodies and armed formations of the Russian Federation, officials and officials of the Russian Federation directly involved in the temporary occupation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, legal entities of the Russian Federation and other States that carry out illegal activities in the occupied territory.

35. Ukraine uses all available international legal mechanisms to protect the property rights and interests of the state of Ukraine, its citizens and legal entities, violates in accordance with the established procedure in the courts of Ukraine and international judicial institutions the issue of compensation for damage caused as a result of restrictions on the exercise of ownership of property located in the temporarily occupied territory, destruction or damage to such property in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, armed conflict, temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine.

36. Ukraine takes all legal measures to return the property of the state of Ukraine, its citizens and legal entities illegally seized in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, or to compensate for the value of such property and lost profits as a result of its illegal alienation.

37. Ukraine provides the population of the temporarily occupied territory with administrative services by establishing appropriate centers near the administrative border with the temporarily occupied territory, which will be accessed using identity documents in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, and develops online services as a priority to provide such services.

38. Ukraine is implementing measures to define the foundations of transitional justice, in particular the introduction of mechanisms for compensating harm in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, protecting and restoring violated rights, and bringing those responsible for criminal offenses for crimes against the peace, security of humanity and the international legal order to justice.

39. Ukraine is introducing a training program to support the process of de-occupation and reintegration, as well as the management of the de-occupied territory.

Economic policy

40. Ukraine applies personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation and other entities illegally operating in the temporarily occupied territory.

41. Ukraine will insist on the continuation of existing and application of new international sanctions against the Russian Federation, its individuals and legal entities for the period until the complete de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territory and ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as compensation for damage caused to the state, its citizens and legal entities in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, and the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine.

42. Ukraine, with the participation of international audit companies and experts, determines and confirms the damage caused to the state of Ukraine, its citizens and legal entities in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation and illegal activities of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territory and in the Azov-black sea water area.

43. Ukraine is taking measures to counteract the Russian Federation in conducting its geological exploration of subsurface resources in the temporarily occupied territory, including in the adjacent section of the continental shelf of Ukraine.

44. Ukraine conducts active legal actions against the aggressor state of the Russian Federation and its representatives in international judicial institutions, and assists Ukrainian citizens and legal entities in filing claims for the protection of violated, unrecognized or disputed rights, freedoms or legitimate interests in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, armed conflict, temporary occupation, and accompanying such claims.

45. Ukraine is implementing a rapid development strategy aimed at strengthening the capacity of territorial communities, creating jobs, and overcoming negative demographic trends.

46. Ukraine constantly monitors the facts of illegal acquisition, use and disposal by the Russian Federation and its occupation administration of property, including land plots, of various forms of ownership in the temporarily occupied territory and forms an evidence base in order to protect violated rights and legitimate interests in court and strengthen sanctions.

47. Ukraine ensures the socio-economic development of the territories adjacent to the temporarily occupied territory, where state and local self-government bodies exercise their powers.

48. Ukraine provides measures to overcome the consequences of the temporary occupation, forms long-term policies and models for the economic development of regions, taking into account the need to support social innovations, attract resources from partner States for the restoration of the temporarily occupied territory.

49. Ukraine is developing promising measures to restore and establish economic ties, which will be implemented after the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized state border and ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territory.

50. Ukraine creates a register of damage caused to the state of Ukraine, its citizens and legal entities in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the armed conflict, the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine.

Social and humanitarian policy

51. Ukraine guarantees the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of internally displaced persons in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine “on ensuring the rights and freedoms of internally displaced persons” and other laws of Ukraine.

52. Ukraine promotes access to educational institutions for Ukrainian citizens residing in the temporarily occupied territory to ensure their enjoyment of the right to education, in particular by introducing a mechanism for simplified education for persons residing in the temporarily occupied territory, as well as encouraging persons who received education in the temporarily occupied territory to continue to obtain an educational level in the territory under Ukrainian control.

53. Ukraine promotes the involvement of athletes from the temporarily occupied territory to participate in physical culture and health and sports events included in the Unified calendar of physical culture and health and sports events of Ukraine.

54. Ukraine monitors compliance with the norms of international law and the legislation of Ukraine regarding the preservation of cultural heritage, including the heritage of the Crimean Tatar people, in the temporarily occupied territory, and takes the necessary response measures in case of their violation, primarily by filing lawsuits with international judicial institutions.

55. Ukraine promotes and supports the implementation of humanitarian initiatives and programmes for citizens living in the temporarily occupied territory, and engages civil society institutions in the implementation of such initiatives.

56. Ukraine promotes the preservation of the ethnic and religious identity of Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied territory and creates conditions, in particular institutional ones, for the development of the culture of the Crimean Tatar and other indigenous peoples and national minorities.

57. Ukraine is taking additional measures in the field of social security for citizens of Ukraine residing in the temporarily occupied territory to meet their legitimate interests.

58. Ukraine is creating the necessary conditions for the population of the temporarily occupied territory to receive humanitarian assistance, including international assistance.

59. Ukraine is implementing medical and educational reforms that take into account the needs of Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied territory.

60. Ukraine takes measures to preserve cultural heritage in the temporarily occupied territory, in particular, it forms a register of cultural values and Museum collections of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territory and a register of lost cultural values.

61. Ukraine is creating modern service zones at checkpoints of entry and exit to the temporarily occupied territory to provide administrative and other services to citizens of Ukraine who live in the temporarily occupied territory, including obtaining a qualified electronic signature, the possibility of concluding contracts with family doctors and using state programs for access to medicines.

Environmental policy

62. Ukraine takes measures to continue monitoring the natural environment in the temporarily occupied territory, in particular, lands, subsurface, surface and underground waters, atmospheric air, forests and other vegetation, wildlife, marine environment and natural resources of territorial waters, the continental shelf and exclusive (marine) economic zone of Ukraine, natural territories and objects subject to special protection, the state of the natural environment, and recording the facts of environmental offenses and crimes.

63. Ukraine applies all possible mechanisms of international cooperation in the field of environmental protection, in particular within the framework of the environmental activities of the United Nations and its member organizations, other governmental and non-governmental international organizations, to protect, analyze and monitor the state of the environment in the temporarily occupied territory.

64. Ukraine creates a register of damage caused to the stateits citizens and legal entities as a result of actions of the Russian Federation and its occupation administration that resulted in pollution and other negative impact on the environment in the temporarily occupied territory, organizes and carries out appropriate action in international judicial institutions and arbitration courts regarding compensation for such damages and losses.

65. Ukraine, adhering to its international obligations, takes measures to ensure the implementation of international treaties in the field of environmental protection in the temporarily occupied territory, in particular by participating in the development and implementation of relevant interstate projects (programs), conducting inspection activities, including on issues related to the preservation of the environment of the Black and Azov seas, and destroying chemical and other weapons remnants in the Black sea.

66. Ukraine ensures the creation of conditions for the organization of water supply to the Crimean Peninsula after the liberation of the temporarily occupied territory and the restoration of the constitutional order of Ukraine in this territory.

Information policy

67. Ukraine takes all possible measures to ensure the right of Ukrainian citizens residing in the temporarily occupied territory to access complete, objective, impartial and timely information about events taking place in Ukraine and around the world.

68. Ukraine implements an information policy aimed at providing objective and reliable coverage of the situation in the temporarily occupied territory in the mass media, including foreign ones.

69. Ukraine is implementing a set of actions aimed at creating permanent channels of informing Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied territory about current socio-political events in Ukraine and the world, and for this purpose organizes the production and distribution of adaptive content to the temporarily occupied territory, including through the development of the latest digital means of communication, television and radio broadcasting.

70. Ukraine establishes and supports feedback from Ukrainian citizens who reside in the temporarily occupied territory, including through the use of modern information technologies.

71. Ukraine counteracts the spread of disinformation about the temporarily occupied territory on the world stage through active cooperation of state and local self-government bodies and other subjects of power with civil society in the framework of national, regional and international formats, including through the dissemination of Ukrainian media content outside Ukraine.

72. Ukraine ensures the restoration of medium-wave radio broadcasting, including to ensure the distribution of Ukrainian radio programs in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

73. Ukraine provides systematic support to the mass media that have been forcibly relocated to the territory under Ukrainian control due to the temporary occupation and continue to operate, as well as to the mass media, organizations, and other subjects of information activities, including social media, that provide objective and reliable coverage of the Crimean issue on an ongoing basis.

74. Ukraine promotes the formation of national mechanisms for ascertaining the truth about the facts of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and the temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, takes measures to ensure objective and reliable documentary reconstruction of relevant events, publicizing established cases of the most high-profile facts or gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, norms of international humanitarian and criminal law in order to prevent manipulation of history for political, educational and other interests.

Strengthening national resilience

75. Ukraine is implementing reforms in the areas of decentralization, development and capacity-building of territorial communities, strengthening national resilience, and developing measures to restore the work of the authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and local self-government bodies in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol after the liberation of the temporarily occupied territory and the restoration of the constitutional order of Ukraine in this territory.

76. Ukraine implements humanitarian and social projects aimed at increasing the level of social interaction and partnership, strengthening national resilience, public safety and civil protection.

77. Ukraine supports projects and programs of interregional cooperation of territorial communities based on the principles of inclusive public dialogue, development of civil society institutions, and public initiatives aimed at increasing and strengthening the level of social trust and social capital.

78. Ukraine opposes attempts to use ethnic and religious factors to legitimize the occupation activities of the Russian Federation and its occupation administration in the temporarily occupied territory or to artificially create divisions in Ukrainian society.

79. Ukraine provides special training for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations and law enforcement agencies provided for by the law of Ukraine to perform their assigned tasks, taking into account the specifics of de-occupation and reintegration processes, as well as using the experience of Ukrainian citizens who have participated in international peace and security operations.

80. Ukraine promotes scientific research on post-conflict settlement, reintegration, and domestic and foreign policy of the Russian Federation.

International cooperation

81. Ukraine establishes and develops the Crimean platform as a key foreign policy tool for consolidating international efforts aimed at de-occupation and restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine, overcoming the consequences caused by the temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, as well as protecting the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens.

82. Ukraine is taking measures to maintain the relevance of the issue of the temporary occupation and attempted annexation by the Russian Federation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in European and world politics, and the violation by the Russian Federation of one of the basic principles of international law on the inviolability of state borders.

83. Ukraine actively uses international security mechanisms to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to ensure the de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territory, in particular the mechanism of the Memorandum on security guarantees in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

84. Ukraine takes all possible foreign policy measures to prevent and counter cases of violation of the international policy of non-recognition of the attempted annexation by the Russian Federation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as set out in the relevant acts of the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, other international organizations, and decisions of States friendly to Ukraine. Together with international partners, Ukraine is developing and implementing measures to neutralize the activities of the Russian Federation aimed at international legitimization of the attempted annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

85. Ukraine applies personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against the Russian Federation, its citizens and legal entities, and other entities involved in the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and the temporary occupation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and cooperates with international partners to increase international sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

86. Ukraine, within the framework of international export control regimes, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, is taking a number of measures to counteract the illegal movement of military and dual-use goods from/to the temporarily occupied territory.

87. Ukraine uses international cooperation opportunities and international judicial instruments to minimize the negative impact of the temporary occupation by the Russian Federation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and its militarization on regional and international security and freedom of navigation in the Black and Azov seas.

88. Ukraine actively participates in international cooperation to prevent violations and protect human rights and freedoms, the rights of indigenous peoples and national minorities in the temporarily occupied territory, including through cooperation within international monitoring mechanisms, assistance to the relevant activities of international human rights and humanitarian organizations, and humanitarian missions of foreign States.

89. Ukraine, in cooperation with international partners, is taking measures to ensure effective monitoring and documentation of violations of international law by the Russian Federation and to hold it accountable under international law in the course of its armed aggression against Ukraine and its temporary occupation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

Defense and security policy

90. Ukraine ensures the reform and development of the security and defense sector in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “on national security of Ukraine”, the national security Strategy of Ukraine, and other legislative acts of Ukraine.

91.in accordance with article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, Ukraine reserves the right to use all means provided for by international law and Ukrainian legislation to protect human and civil rights and freedoms, independence, state sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

Features of the state policy on ensuring the de-occupation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol

92. Ukraine is initiating an international negotiation process to determine modalities for the liberation of the temporarily occupied territory and the restoration of the constitutional order of Ukraine in that territory, based, inter alia, on the provisions of the Memorandum on security guarantees in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as on the results of the Crimean platform.

93. Ukraine guarantees and ensures the protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens, foreigners and stateless persons who are legally present on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol after de-occupation.

94. Ukraine will ensure that elections are held on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in accordance with the standards of the Organization for security and co-operation in Europe and the legislation of Ukraine after the liberation and full restoration of the constitutional order of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territory, the complete and final reintegration of the Crimean Peninsula into the political, legal, cultural and informational field of Ukraine.

95. the procedure for returning the temporarily occupied territory to the General jurisdiction of Ukraine will be carried out in accordance with the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.

Implementation mechanism

96. the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine develops and approves an action plan for the implementation of the Strategy for the de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, on the basis of which the relevant state bodies develop and implement action plans for ensuring the de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territory.

Expected results

97. The expected results of the Strategy implementation are:

restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized state border, ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine and promoting peace and security;

full security, legal, political, economic, environmental, informational, humanitarian and social reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory;

restoration and development of the economy, social and humanitarian spheres of the de-purchased territory;

increasing the level of social sustainability and cohesion of Ukrainian society;

formation of the legal framework for transitional justice, in particular the introduction of mechanisms for compensation of harm in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, armed conflict, temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine, protection and restoration of violated rights, bringing perpetrators of criminal offenses for crimes against the peace, security of humanity and the international legal order to justice, ensuring the right to the truth about armed conflict, preventing the emergence of armed conflict in the future;

restoring and ensuring the rights of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people and other indigenous peoples and national minorities;

strengthening Ukraine’s national resilience;

strengthening the capabilities of the security and defense sector of Ukraine;

implementation of the model of socio-economic development of the de-purchased territory;

sustainable development of territories that have become the object of armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

Head Of The Office Of The President Of Ukraine.ERMAK

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