Zelensky reveals when Ukraine will hold referendum as peace talks continue


Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed when his country would hold a referendum.

According to Zelensky, Ukraine would hold a referendum when there arises a constitutional change as he cannot decide on such matters alone.

He stated this during an interview with Ukraine’s public broadcaster, Suspilne News on Monday.

“It is a long process which will be decided by the parliament and by the Ukrainian people,” he said.

The President stated this following several talks that have been held between delegates from Ukraine and Russia on how to end the ongoing crisis.

Zelensky, who disclosed that he has not spoken with negotiators from Russia, told his delegation that any significant compromise would require a referendum.

“I explained to our negotiators at the talks that when one is talking about changes — and these changes may be of historic importance — there is no other way around it, we will have to hold a referendum,” he said.

Zelensky said that the people of Ukraine will speak and decide for themselves when it comes to such compromises that have to do with their future.

On the limit of the compromise Ukraine can reach in order to stop the war and allow Ukrainians return to their homes and leave in peace, Zelensky said it depends on what the Russians are demanding and if they are really prepared to see the war come to an end.

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