OLEKSII REZNIKOV IS ON THE WORKING VISIT IN CROATIA
Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories, is on a working visit to the Republic of Croatia.
The official left for Croatia on October 4, 2020, on the Kyiv-Zagreb flight, the first direct flight from the Ukrainian capital to the Croatian capital, which, in fact, was opened on October 4.
Oleksii Reznikov together with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine Anica Djamic solemnly opened the first direct flight Kyiv-Zagreb at the Boryspil Airport.
The opening ceremony was held in Zagreb with the participation of Nikolina Brnjac, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Croatia Vasyl Kyrylych. "For the first time in the history of our two countries, direct flight was opened. In fact, an air bridge has been opened, which will connect our countries," emphasized Reznikov.
The purpose of the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine to Croatia is to study experience in the field of de-occupation and reintegration of the occupied territories.
"Currently, the Ministry for Reintegration of TOT is working on the state policy of de-occupation and reintegration of temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine - parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and the Crimean Peninsula. The experience of Croatia is vital for us in the framework of safe reintegration. Ukrainian and Croatian peoples are connected, our countries have the same destinies... You have survived the occupation and restored sovereignty, while Ukraine is going through a difficult period - the return of the Russian-occupied Donbas and Crimea. The Republic of Croatia and friendly Croatian people is a vivid example of selfless struggle for their freedom and dignity," noted Reznikov.
The working visit will last till October 7.
A number of meetings are scheduled with officials of the Republic of Croatia during October 5-7, in particular with Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Tomo Medved, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Croatian veterans and Boris Milosevic, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia for Social Affairs and Human Rights, Gordan Grlic Radman, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.
Meetings are also planned with participants of peaceful reintegration of the occupied territories of the Republic of Croatia, among them: Vesna Skare Ozbolt, former Commissioner of the President of the Republic of Croatia for the peaceful reintegration of the Danube region; Lovre Pejković, former Head of the Center for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees; Josko Moric, former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, member of the State Commission for UNPROFOR, Deputy Chairman of the National Committee for the Implementation of the Program for the Establishment of Confidence, Accelerated Return and Normalization of Life in the War-Affected Areas of the Republic of Croatia (1998); Slavko Baric, retired Croatian general, former Deputy Commander of the Second Military District and military representative in the Government Office in the Croatian Danube region from 1996 to 1997; military representative of the President and Adviser to the Ministry of Defense on cooperation with civilian mine-clearance services from 1997 to 1999; Ivica Kostovych, academician, Director of the Institute for Brain Studies, former Deputy Head of the Rehabilitation HQ of the Republic of Croatia from 1991 to 1995; Mate Granic, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia from July 31, 1991 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from June 1 1993 to January 27, 2000, Acting Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia; Vishnia Mishyn, journalist and special correspondent for the state television and radio channel CRT in 1991-1998 covering the process of peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region.