Southeast referendums will not affect Ukraine's territorial integrity - ministry

The referendum in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions will have no legal effects for the territorial integrity and structure of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

"The May 11 illegitimate 'referendum' over the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is legally void and will have no legal consequences for the territorial integrity and structure of Ukraine," the Foreign Ministry said in a commentary issued in Kiev.

"The organizers of this farce have deliberately chosen to breach the Ukrainian Constitution and laws and ignored the calls of the Ukrainian authorities and the international community," the ministry said.

Having claimed that "terrorist formations" were behind the referendums, the Ukrainian foreign ministry said that the overwhelming majority of the Ukrainians in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have not yielded to these actions.

"The Ukrainian people does not recognize any referendum, either in the Donetsk or Luhansk region, nor in Crimea, and the reaction of the entire international community will be the same," Kiev said.

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