Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk called on citizens in the liberated territories and the LDPR not to participate in referendums, not to take Russian passports and not to cooperate with the RF Armed Forces. She emphasized that referendums on the territory of Ukraine are illegal.
«According to the law «On Legal Regime of Martial Law», referendums on the territory of Ukraine are prohibited. The organizers and participants of referendums will be punished under Article 111-1, part 5 of the Criminal Code — it provides imprisonment from 5 to 10 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to 15 years with confiscation of property,» Vereshchuk said in an interview with Ukrainian media.
She also specified the responsibility of the referendum participants.
«<…> such acts can be prosecuted under the provisions of Article 110 Part 1 of the Criminal Code «infringement of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability» — it provides imprisonment for up to 5 years,» Vereshchuk emphasized.