Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that if Russia proceeded with referendums in occupied areas of his country on joining Russia, there could be no talks with Ukraine or its international allies. Photo: Ukraine Presidency/dpa/File
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that if Russia proceeded with referendums in occupied areas of his country on joining Russia, there could be no talks with Ukraine or its international allies. Photo: Ukraine Presidency/dpa/File
Ukraine war

Zelensky rules out talks if Russia holds referendums in occupied Ukraine on joining Russia

  • Russian forces hold most of Kherson in southern Ukraine and officials have suggested a referendum on joining Russia could be held in the near future
  • Russian and Ukrainian officials held several sessions of talks soon after Moscow’s invasion, but no meetings have been held since late March

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that if Russia proceeded with referendums in occupied areas of his country on joining Russia, there could be no talks with Ukraine or its international allies. Photo: Ukraine Presidency/dpa/File
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that if Russia proceeded with referendums in occupied areas of his country on joining Russia, there could be no talks with Ukraine or its international allies. Photo: Ukraine Presidency/dpa/File
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