Grimchak noted that no one in Ukraine will not hold a referendum in the occupied territories. At gunpoint referendums are not held.

Grimchak commented on the idea of Putin to hold a referendum in the Donbas / photo by UNIAN

The referendum, which probably suggested to hold in the Donbas, Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with U.S. President Donald trump, in the occupied territories of Ukraine will not occur.

This was stated by the Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine Yury Grimchak in an interview with “Gromadska”.

According to officials, no official information about the proposal on the holding of a referendum in the East of Ukraine. He added that there is only the message “there are no named sources” and the press Secretary of Russian President Peskov, who said that he did not know about this.

“I think that this stuffing in the information space was made in order to cover the topic of the Ukrainian referendum because Putin in his speech at the same press conference said that we held a referendum in the Crimea. That is Russia in the speech of their President admitted that conducted a referendum on the territory of independent state of Ukraine, in violation of all international norms, rules, and, in fact, confirmed that she occupied the Crimea is the second”, – said the Grimchak.

The Deputy Minister stressed that the referendum in the occupied areas of Donbass impossible.

“Third: no one in Ukraine will not hold a referendum in the occupied territories. Just as the whole world did not recognize the referendum in Crimea, the same will not be recognized by the referendums even if they will organize the Russian Federation. At gunpoint referendums are not held,” said Grimak.

Also, the Ukrainian official said that such a referendum in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

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“It is of the order of the organization, nearly the same process, like elections. And elections should take place in a time when the withdrawal of the Russian troops, the Russian mercenaries, disarmed illegal military formations and will be provided a safe environment for the holding of local elections with participation of all Ukrainian parties, NGO, media and the like. Therefore, it seems to me that this is just a deliberate throwing to divert the attention from anything else,” he concluded.

Recall, July 16, Helsinki hosted the meeting of the President of the United States Donald trump is head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. According to its results, the head of the Kremlin, in particular, said that the position of the American leader remains the same: Crimea was illegally annexed by Moscow.

Subsequently, Bloomberg reported that Putin during his meeting with trump offered the President of the United States to hold a referendum to solve the conflict in the Donbas. It was emphasized that while the Russian leader did not want to divulge the plan to his American colleague was able to see better.

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