Kurt Volker rejected the possibility of a referendum in the Donbass
Without control of Ukraine over the territory of “republics” people are living in a dangerous situation, the us diplomat noted.
A referendum on the temporarily uncontrolled Kiev part of the Donbass impossible. The special representative of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with the 112 Ukraine on Tuesday, July 24.
“The white house has already made a statement and he rejected the offer”, – said the American diplomat.
Walker said that without control over Ukraine’s territory “republics” people are living in a dangerous situation.
“People don’t have freedom of movement, there are people who went away from there. No referendum can take place, it will not have legitimacy. That is why the US and all others reject the offer of any referendum”, – said the diplomat.
We will remind, on July 20 it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin made a proposal to the President of the United States Donald Trump to hold a referendum to resolve the conflict in the Donbas.
On the same day the US state Department said that Washington does not consider the legal possibilities for holding a referendum on part of the territory of Donbass, while it is not under the control of the government of Ukraine. And any attempt to hold such a plebiscite will be considered illegitimate.
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