The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, on Tuesday condemned Russia's intentions to organize pseudo-referendums in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Stoltenberg expressed his position on Twitter.
"Pseudo-referendums have no legitimacy and do not change the nature of Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine. This is a further escalation in Putin's war. The international community must condemn such a flagrant violation of international law and strengthen its support for Ukraine," the message reads.
Sham referendums have no legitimacy & do not change the nature of #Russia's war of aggression against #Ukraine. This is a further escalation in Putin's war. The international community must condemn this blatant violation of international law & step up support for Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/NdcN3tO6Sy— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) September 20, 2022