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    US President Joe Biden said Washington and allies will work on additional “fast and heavy” economic sanctions against Russia. According to TASS with reference to the statement of the American leader,

    According to Biden, the United States “will never recognize” the Ukrainian territories “by anything other than part of Ukraine” .

    “The Russian referendums are a sham, a false excuse to try to annex parts of Ukraine by force, in flagrant violation of international law, including the UN Charter,” added the President of the United States.

    Biden added that Washington will continue to supply military assistance to Kyiv. “We will continue to support and provide security assistance to the Ukrainian people to help protect themselves as they courageously resist the Russian invasion,” Biden’s press office quoted Biden as saying.

    G7 reaction

    Group of seven (G7, G7) countries in a joint statement also condemned on the eve of the referendum in Donbass.

    Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Japan and the United States expressed their readiness to take additional economic measures against Russia, as well as individuals and legal entities within the country and abroad.

    The G7 statement was published on the website of the US administration.

    The G7 believes that the actions of the Russian authorities violate the UN Charter and are contrary to the rule of law. The referendums, the G7 statement says, “have no legal force and are not legitimate.”

    Turkish reaction

    Turkey does not recognize the results of referendums held in Ukraine. This was announced on Friday by the official representative of the Turkish President, Ibrahim Kalin, on the air of the NTV channel.

    “We do not recognize the initiative of unilateral referendums held in Ukraine. Our position has not changed since 2014, when we did not recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea.

    We recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. In this war, we are on the side of Ukraine. Turkey is the only country that is making efforts to end the war,” the official said, his words are reported by TASS.

    At the same time, Kalyn added that “if you look at the picture in a broader context, it is a new phase of the ongoing struggle between Russia and the West.”

    But Turkish journalist Yucel Ozdemir believes that Western countries will have to think after some time about recognizing the results of referenda on joining Russia in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

    In conditions when Russia annexes these regions to its territory, and the West includes Ukraine in its ranks, negotiations and ceasefire, ”RIA Novosti quotes a column in the Evrensel publication.

    NATO position

    “Fake referendums are illegitimate… This is a further escalation… The international community must condemn this egregious violation of international law and step up support for Ukraine.” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter on September 20.

    Subsequently, in an interview with CNN, he said that after the referendums, Moscow would allegedly claim that Russian territory was being attacked with NATO weapons. However, the alliance will not stop supporting Ukraine, Stoltenberg added.

    Reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs September 23, that no threats from Western countries will change the determination of the Russian Federation “to implement all the goals and objectives of the special military operation and ensure the protection of the Russian population.”

    She stressed that the referendums that began on Friday “fully comply international law and are the realization of the legitimate rights of the inhabitants of these territories to self-determination and organization of life in accordance with their own civilizational, cultural and religious traditions. republics, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. The will will last until September 27 inclusive.

    What the ballots look like

    the same way: “Do you support the entry (you are for the entry) of the DPR / LPR into the Russian Federation as a subject of the Russian Federation?”

    In the Zaporozhye region, the question is formulated in the same way. In both cases, the ballots were drawn up in Russian and Ukrainian.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on September 21 that the Russian Federation would support “the decision about its future, which will be made by the majority of residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions”.

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