Zelensky, Rutte Discuss Sham Referenda, Sanctions Against Russia

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Ukraine and the Netherlands unanimously agree that the world should decisively react to the pseudo-referenda organized by the Russian Federation within the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine.

The relevant statement was made by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on , commenting on his talk with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Had a productive talk with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte. Discussed the situation at the front & further defense support for Ukraine. Ukraine & the Netherlands are unanimous: the world should react decisively to sham referenda & increase sanctions pressure on RF. Coordinated support for Ukraine's initiatives within the UN,” Zelensky wrote.

A reminder that, on September 20, 2022, the leaders of the so-called 'L/DPR' and collaborators within the Russian-seized areas of the Kherson region and the Zaporizhzhia region announced 'referenda on joining Russia' and scheduled them for September 23-27, 2022. Western leaders stressed any Russian sham referenda in Ukraine would be illegitimate.




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