Russia denies Crimean scenario in the Donbas

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The idea of a referendum in the Donbass are not groundless, and is discussed, but the so-called Crimean scenario it is not intended. On Friday, July 20, reports “Interfax” with reference to
the Russian informed source.

“The proposal to hold a referendum about the autonomy of Donbas within Ukraine is groundless. Such arrangements are discussed at the level of ideas so that in the future, perhaps to implement them with the assistance of all parties [in Minsk]. These mechanisms are legitimate, do not contain violations of international law”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

He stressed that the main objective is to avoid incorrect interpretations of the initiative. You first need to understand that the vote in Donbas does not involve the Crimean scenario, he explained.

“It’s about the fact that residents of the Donbas legal way could in the legal field to speak on the provision of certain Autonomous regions within Ukraine to Kyiv granted the region corresponding political rights,” he said.

Earlier Friday, Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Helsinki offered his American counterpart Donald Trump to hold a referendum in the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.

Military clashes in the South-East of Ukraine continued 2014. Despite the signing of the Minsk agreements, the parties are unable to agree. Kiev believes that Moscow is involved in a military conflict.

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