US President Joe Biden stated on Thursday that the United States would never recognize Russia’s claims to Ukraine’s sovereign territory, and the “so-called referenda” organized by Moscow in its Ukrainian territories “were an absolute fiction.”
I want to make it very clear – the United States will never, never, ever recognize Russia’s claims to the sovereign territory of Ukraine. These so-called referenda were an absolute sham. The results were fabricated in Moscow. The true will of the Ukrainians is visible every day as they sacrifice their lives to preserve their country’s independence and defend freedom. Putin’s pursuit of (realization of) imperial ambitions is a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and the fundamental principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity the president announced.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement published on Thursday that The United States will never recognize the result of false Russian referenda in Ukrainethat do not reflect the will of the Ukrainians and are “a masked attempt to seize Ukrainian territories”.
The United States has not, and will never recognize, the legal legitimacy or outcome of these mock referenda, nor the alleged annexation of Ukrainian territories – wrote the head of American diplomacy.
Blinken named the Russian plebiscites “an affront to the principles of international peace and security”he also recalled that the vote was forced on the Ukrainians living in Russian-controlled territories through intimidation, “under the barrels” of Russian rifles, in an atmosphere of fear and violence.
There were referenda “a vain attempt to disguise what amounts to taking the Ukrainian land“and the US and its allies and partners will continue to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression,” he said.
“We wholeheartedly support the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” concluded the head of US diplomacy.