Bloomberg: Putin has invited Trump to hold a referendum in the Donbass
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Helsinki on 16 July suggested that the U.S. President Donald Trump to hold a referendum in the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, reports Bloomberg, citing sources.
According to them, about your offer Mr. Putin said at a meeting with Russia’s ambassadors on July 19. According to interlocutors of Agency, the President of the Russian Federation stated that it was decided not to announce the initiative about the referendum publicly, “the President of the United States could think about it.”
In the American White house has not commented on the information about the alleged offer. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov declined to comment, saying only that “they discussed several new ideas on which to work”.
The summit in Helsinki was the first full-scale bilateral meeting between the presidents of Russia and the USA. Lord Putin and trump began meeting in private talks that lasted more than two hours. At a press conference following the summit, the two leaders said that he discussed Syria, cybersecurity, Ukraine, alleged Russian interference in American elections and nuclear disarmament.
Recall that in April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the breakaway republics of Donbass, declared independence after the coup. Now the Ukrainian authorities are in the Donbass so-called operation joint forces. She used to be anti-terrorist, but its format is changed in accordance with the law on reintegration of Donbass.