President: Referendum aids occupant regime's legal argument

I respect referendum, as it is an example of participatory democracy and I think that it gives politicians an opportunity to hear people’s voice. However, we should take into account the law on a referendum. It says that referendum must be held on the entire territory of the country. I, as the guarantee of country’s unity and national independence, am obliged to defend country’s sovereignty in the first place. In the times when 20% of our territories is occupied and when Russia has recognized occupied territories as independent states, it would give the occupant more legal argumentations.

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