Ukraine, Stoltenberg: “farce referendum”

“They have no legitimacy”

Farce referendums have no legitimacy and they do not change the nature of Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine. “This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, via social media.

The referendums that Russia could announce in some occupied areas of Ukraine to annex them, continues Stoltenberg, constitute “a further escalation in Putin’s war”. “The international community must condemn this blatant violation of international law and increase support for Ukraine.”

The White House strongly condemned “farce referendums”, announced in areas occupied by Russia in Ukraine. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan reiterated in the evening in a briefing with reporters. “The United States will never recognize Russian claims on these alleged annexed territories – he said – we unequivocally reject Russia’s actions.”