US to never recognize Russian annexation of Ukrainian territories
The United States condemns sham referenda and will never recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia.
That's according to the statement by U.S. President Joe Biden, released by the White House press service.
"The United States will never recognize Ukrainian territory as anything other than part of Ukraine. Russia's referenda are a sham – a false pretext to try to annex parts of Ukraine by force in flagrant violation of international law, including the United Nations Charter," Joe Biden said.
The president noted that the U.S. will work with its allies and partners to impose "additional swift and severe economic costs" on Russia.
"The United States stands with our partners around the world – and with every nation that respects the core tenets of the UN charter – in rejecting whatever fabricated outcomes Russia will announce," Joe Biden stressed.
He also pledged continued support to the Ukrainian people, vowing to "provide them with security assistance to help them defend themselves as they courageously resist Russia's invasion."
Тhe White House warned Russia of immediate sanctions to be imposed by the U.S. and other nations, which would bring grave consequences to the Russian economy, should Russia start annexing the captured areas in Ukraine.