Ukraine to withdraw from negotiations with Russia if people in Mariupol killed and ‘referendum’ in Kherson held
“If our people in Mariupol are killed, if a pseudo-referendum in new pseudo-republics is announced, Ukraine will withdraw from any negotiation process,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at a press conference on April 23, 2022.
He added: “I believe that this will not facilitate diplomatic settlement of the situation. This will definitely hinder the end of the war. This will be definitely a wrong step taken by Russia.”
According to the President, if Russia holds a ‘referendum’ in Kherson and kills Ukrainians in Mariupol, it will mean that all previous meetings of diplomatic groups are fiction and political theater “with very bad actors.”