- Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly proposed solving the conflict in eastern Ukraine with a referendum during his one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump.
- Putin discussed the proposal in a closed-door speech on Thursday, sources in attendance told Bloomberg.
- Residents in pro-Russian separatist territories would vote on whether to separate, but similar separation referendums in Ukraine have been ruled invalid and have not been internationally recognized.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly suggested to US President Donald Trump that the conflict in Ukraine could be solved with a referendum during their one-on-one meeting on July 16, Bloomberg reported.
Putin mentioned having made the proposal in a closed-door speech on Thursday, but said he would not discuss the plan publicly while Trump took time to consider it, two sources who attended Putin’s speech told Bloomberg. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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