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    US President Joe Biden said that Washington would never recognize referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions of Ukraine and threatened Russia with economic sanctions. His statement is available on the website of the White House.

    The head of the American state noted that holding referendums grossly violates international law, including the UN Charter. He warned that the United States, along with its allies, would retaliate with “quick and heavy” sanctions.

    On the morning of September 23, referendums on the issue of accession to Russia as subjects. Voting will last until September 27.

    The countries of the “Big Seven” (G7) condemned the holding of referendums on the territory of Ukraine, considering them a violation of international law. Such actions are a violation of the UN Charter and international law, and also contrary to the “rule of law,” the leaders of states emphasized.

    The White House said that the United States will never recognize referendums and will respond with sanctions

    The United States, as well as American allies and partners, will impose new economic sanctions against Russia in the event that parts of Ukraine and Donbass join the country’s territory after referendums in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson areas. This was stated during a briefing by White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre.

    The press secretary stressed that Washington would never does not recognize these territories as anything other than part of Ukraine, and will reject the results of the referenda that Russia will announce.

    Jean-Pierre added that the United States will continue to support the Ukrainian people and provide them with “historic amounts of assistance in the field of security.”

    Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that no threats from the West could change Moscow’s determination to realize all the goals of the special operation. She stressed that the statements of the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, who condemned the holding of referendums and partial mobilization in Russia, are untenable. The diplomat added that the referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions are fully consistent with international law.

    The United States stated that they are not looking for conflict with Russia

    White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said that the United States is not seeking conflict with Russia. only Russia is responsible for the conflict in Ukraine, and it is capable of stopping it at any time.

    Earlier, Karine Jean-Pierre told how the US authorities assess the statement of Russian President Vladimir territorial integrity and its people, all the means available to the country, including nuclear weapons. According to her, Washington takes his statement very seriously, but does not feel the need to increase the level of readiness of its nuclear forces.

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