June 9, 2022, 15:32

russia still plans to hold referendums on temporarily occupied territories to resolve its food crisis — Defense Ministry

russia continues its tactics of terror in the occupied territories, and carries out activities aimed at integrating the occupied territories of Ukraine into the russian federation.

This statement was made by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Maliar during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“We know that the kremlin solves its food and demographic problems at the expense of the occupied territories. In addition, the occupiers do not abandon attempts to hold a referendum in the occupied territories, despite the fact that they have not yet succeeded in doing so. Because Ukraine is working and fighting off the occupiers in different ways. In addition, the Ukrainians are resisting the enemy on the ground,” — she said.

Representatives of the russian authorities of various levels are constantly visiting the temporarily occupied territories.

“They are working on practical actions to integrate our territory into russia. They are trying to implement the scenario they used in 2014,” — Hanna Maliar said.

According to the Ministry of Defense, Ukrainians in the occupied territories suffer from the actions of the occupiers and the russians are unable to enlist the support of our citizens.

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