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U.S. ‘Not Considering’ Putin Proposal For Ukraine Referendum

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump says it is “not considering supporting” a proposal made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his summit with Trump to hold a referendum in regions of eastern Ukraine where an armed conflict is being waged against the Ukrainian government.

U.S. National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said on July 20 that organizing a “so-called referendum” would have “no legitimacy.”

Putin Invited To White House, Trump Warns Relations Better Get Better, Or Else

Shortly after the White House rejected conducting a referendum in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon announced that it is providing an additional $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine to help it build its “defensive capacity.”

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