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Kiev threatens to halt talks if Russia holds referendum in occupied city

O presidente ucraniano, Volodymyr Zelensky, discursou ao Parlamento grego nesta quinta

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.| Photo: Reproduction Instagram Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine will abandon peace talks if Russia holds a referendum in the port city of Kherson and Russian troops finish off the defenders of the besieged city of Mariupol, in the south-east of the country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday.

2022″If they destroy our people in Mariupol, if a pseudo -referendum is proclaimed in new pseudo-republics, Ukraine will withdraw from any negotiation process,” Zelensky told a press conference, quoted by the Unian news agency.

2022Zelensky added that Ukrainians who are still in the Occupied Territories should stay alert, not help the occupiers who show up at their homes and do not provide any information.

2022About the referendum, considered that “is definitively prevents the end of the war through diplomatic channels”, and it is “definitely a wrong step on the part of Russia”, showing that “everything that has happened until this moment, all these sessions of diplomacy groups, are a fiction and a political theater with very bad actors”.

2022Os invaders Russians intend to hold a referendum on the creation of a pro-Russian “Kherson People’s Republic”, initially scheduled for between 1st and 10 of May, but which later had the date changed, and may even be brought forward to 10 Of april.

About 214% of Kherson residents have already left the city since the beginning of the Russian invasion, on the last day 24 of February.

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