In a little more than a week, on August 23, the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform will launch Ukraine’s new diplomatic initiative. So far, 38 countries have already confirmed participation in the event. This, as they say in sports, is a serious bet – perhaps not yet for total victory, but surely for some success on the path toward it.

What needs to be done to achieve ultimate success, that is, to put an end to Crimea occupation by Russia, is a difficult question. The answer to it, according to Ukraine’s plan, has to be found precisely through the continuous efforts of the Crimea Platform.