Oleksandr Turchynov: The proposal to hold a referendum in the occupied territories is another provocation of the Russian Federation
to hold a referendum in the occupied territories is another provocation of the
Russian Federation. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and
Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov in a comment to journalists.
proposals for a referendum in the occupied territory are a provocation and a
nonsense", - he said.
to Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine, any political measures cannot be carried
out until complete liberation of the occupied territories and their return to
the constitutional field of Ukraine. "To conduct a referendum in the occupied
territories of the Crimea and Donbas is like to read a lecture to Colorado
potato beetles on the need to preserve the crop", - he noticed.
addition, answering the question on the security situation in the east of
Ukraine, Mr. Turchynov said that the concentration of troops in the east and
south of Ukraine testifies to "that Russia does not remove from its agenda the
military form of pressure on our state, and we should be constantly prepared to
counter any military provocations".
to him, one of the forms of influence on Ukraine is an attempt to destabilize
the internal situation in the country. "In addition, Russia will try to
influence the results of presidential and parliamentary elections, but military
aggression cannot be excluded if they see that other forms do not produce