Ukraine can use weapons provided by international partners to liberate territories where the occupiers are trying to hold pseudo-referendums.

This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Subramanyam Jaishankar.

"We and many other countries have already been very clear: we do not recognize and, in fact, we will never recognize the annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia. Ukraine has the absolute right to defend itself throughout its territory, in particular, to take back the territories that were illegally seized by Russia in that or another way," Anthony Blinken emphasized.

He also added that the Ukrainian military effectively uses weapons from partners to regain territories.

According to him, the pseudo-referendums that the occupiers are trying to hold will not change anything.

"Ukrainians will continue to do what they need to do to return the land that was taken from them. We will continue to support them in these efforts," the US Secretary of State said.

We will remind that the Ukrainian military repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of 10 settlements within a day.

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