The US Ambassador to the UN condemned the idea of ​​referendums in the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia

The US Ambassador to the UN condemned the idea of ​​referendums in the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia

U.S. Ambassador to the UN condemned the idea of ​​referendums in Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the UN (file photo, March 2022)  

Linda Thomas-Greenfield discussed the situation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Permanent Representative to the UN, met on Tuesday at New York with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. This was announced by Nate Evans, spokesman for the United States Mission to the UN.

The report says that Thomas-Greenfield and Kuleba, during the conversation, condemned the announcement of the forthcoming Russian-backed referendums within Ukraine's internationally recognized borders.

“These bogus referendums are an affront to the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity that underpin the UN Charter. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reiterated that the United States does not recognize any attempts by Russia to claim annexation of the sovereign territory of Ukraine,” the statement said.

The interlocutors reaffirmed the “urgent need” for all member states to protect the UN Charter composition of the organization, and also discussed joint work “on overcoming the crises exacerbated by Russia's war against Ukraine, including global food insecurity.”

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