Latvia calls for more weapons to Ukraine after Kremlin sets dates for sham referendums

20 September, 09:30 PM
Latvia calls to give Ukraine more weapons and introduce new sanctions against the Russian Federation (Photo:Saeima/Flickr)

Latvia calls to give Ukraine more weapons and introduce new sanctions against the Russian Federation (Photo:Saeima/Flickr)

The international community must introduce new sanctions against Russia and give Ukraine more weapons in response to the Kremlin calling sham annexation referendums,Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs stated on Twitter on Sept. 20.

“Apparently Russia is moving ahead with organizing fake “referendums” in the occupied territories of Ukraine,” he wrote. “The international community must reject this move, more sanctions must follow.”

Rinkevich added that the international community had to say "no" to Russian blackmail and give Kyiv more weapons.

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“Ukraine must get more weapons to liberate its territory, we must say no to Russian blackmail,” he concluded.

On Sept. 20, the Kremlin's puppets in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts also announced the holding of "referendums" on Sept. 23-27.

The same dates for a pseudo-referendum on “joining” Russia were announced by the invaders in Kherson Oblast.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that no pseudo-referendum that Russia is trying to organize in the occupied territories will help the Kremlin.

The Kremlin decided to hold its fake “referendum” following the military successes of the Ukrainian army, in the hope of illegally “annexing” at least those territories that still remain under the control of invading Russian forces.

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