Zelensky, Rutte discuss sham referenda, sanctions against Russia

Zelensky, Rutte discuss sham referenda, sanctions against Russia

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 Twitter, 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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