© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobacteria in the mountains of Crimea. Archival photo.© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank
Social activists from more than ten countries have proposed convening a European forum for public diplomacy for the constructive cooperation with Russia and an end to the illegal sanctions, saying the resolution of the international conference «Crimea in the modern international context», which took place on Thursday at the Livadia Palace.
«The participants are in favour of the European public diplomacy forum for the constructive cooperation with Russia and an end to the illegal sanctions policy,» the resolution reads.
The participants also noted the importance of recognizing the legitimacy of the will of the Crimean people at the referendum in March 2014, and removing the Crimean issue from the political agenda in the relations of Western countries with Russia.
The community members also stated the need for a peaceful settlement of the military conflict in the South-East of Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk agreements.