Walker rejected the idea of holding a referendum in Eastern Ukraine

Walker rejected the idea of holding a referendum in Eastern Ukraine

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The US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker considered unrealizable idea of holding a referendum in the regions of Eastern Ukraine that they receive the special status. He also called unacceptable the initiative of Moscow on peacekeepers

Kurt Volker

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The US does not support the idea of holding a referendum in the regions of Eastern Ukraine. This was during a telephone briefing on Thursday, October 11, said the US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. The organization of a plebiscite in the part of the country is not provided by the Minsk agreement, neither the Ukrainian Constitution, said Walker. His words, the correspondent of RBC.

According to the Agency Bloomberg and the sources of RBC, at a summit with U.S. President Donald trump in Helsinki Russian leader Vladimir Putin offered to discuss the idea of a referendum in Donbass on granting this territory a special status within Ukraine.

The process of the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine continues to slip, and the agreement on the ceasefire is constantly being violated, said Walker. The blame he laid on Russia. As drew attention to the diplomat, Moscow in particular refuses to discuss a plan of introduction in Ukraine of the international contingent of the United Nations to ensure there safety. According to Volcker, the United States has sent Moscow proposals for the deployment of the peacekeeping contingent in July 2018. However, in Russia the plans of Washington criticized without offering any alternatives, said Walker.