Kyiv won’t negotiate with Moscow after ‘referendums’ Zelensky tells the UN: President Volodymyr Zelensky said at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Kyiv would not be able to engage with Russia after Moscow staged annexation “referendums” in four occupied areas of Ukraine.
There is nothing to discuss with the current Russian president, he said in a video message to the UN security council during a meeting.
“Russia’s recognition of the pseudo-referendums as ‘normal,’ implementation of the so-called Crimean scenario, and yet another attempt to annex Ukrainian territory mean that.”
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He said Russia was holding an “outright farce” known as a “referendum” on the Ukrainian area it had annexed.
“Under the muzzles of machine guns, people are forced to fill out some paperwork for a TV image.
Beforehand, he said, “the statistics of the reported outcomes of the pseudo-referendum were prepared.”
Zelensky said, “Russian leaders and propagandists have made threats to deploy nuclear weapons a recurrent theme.”