Russian President Vladimir Putin refrained from commenting on a possible referendum in the Donbass
The head of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the referendum in the Donbass requires further study and elaboration.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has refrained from comments about a possible referendum in the Donbass, calling it a “sensitive subject.” He said this at a press conference on the results of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, reports on Friday, July 27, Radio Liberty.
“I’ll refrain from commenting. This is a very delicate and sensitive sphere,” said Putin.
The Russian leader added that the issue of the referendum in the Donbass requires further study and elaboration.
Previously, the Agency Bloomberg reported, citing its own sources, that during the summit in Helsinki on 16 July the President of Russia suggested that the American leader is Donald Trump to consider the idea of holding a referendum in the East of Ukraine .
The representative of the Council of national security of the United States Garrett Marcus said on 20 July that the U.S. administration “does not consider the question of support for” Putin’s proposal on holding a referendum in the Donbas and the organization of the “so-called referendum” would have “no legitimacy”.
Later, the US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker said the United States did not support the idea of holding referendums on the territory of Donbass, as they will not have legitimacy.
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