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22:34 24 Jun 2021

Referendum on ‘wall’ with occupied areas of eastern Ukraine may be held, President assumes

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky assumes that the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine may be put to an all-Ukrainian referendum if the international negotiations fail.
Zelensky said this at the VIP with Natalia Moseychuk TV program.

According to the Head of State, the decision on a "wall" in relations and communications with the temporarily occupied territories should be made by the people of Ukraine.

"If we do not reach any alternative agreements with the United States, with Russia, separately with Europe and in parallel within the Normandy format, if all this fails, the people of Ukraine will vote on the 'wall'," said the President.

At the same time, he stressed that was a difficult issue: "Donbas, this or that kind of a 'wall' is definitely unpopular with the population, so we want to return people and territories," Zelensky said.

He added: "If we reach that point, I want people to really understand that this will remain for many years."

As reported, on January 26, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada passed the Law of Ukraine "On All-Ukrainian Referendum". President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the document on April 8.

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