Kvien, who has been in Ukraine since 2019 in various capacities, is – aptly enough – a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. The Crimea Platform initiative, which is to hold its first conference on August 23, is transparently designed to drive Russia out of Crimea; including expelling the Russian Black Sea Fleet from Sevastopol. When the American envoy states in relation to that drive that “we will meet with senior officials from around the world to launch its activities,” she signals Washington’s role in potentially provoking a war with Russia, nothing less.
“Unfortunately, the occupation and the problems that currently exist in Crimea extend beyond the Crimean peninsula as the rights of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians continue to be violated, the occupation of Crimea hinders free access to the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. We know that more needs to be done to hold Russia accountable. That is why the United States always supports the Crimean Platform. We work closely with the Government of Ukraine to support this platform. That’s why we have gathered here today to continue working with independent experts within the Crimean Platform, and this month we will meet with senior officials from around the world to launch its activities,” [U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Kristina] Kvien said.