Poroshenko: EU Expands Sanctions Against Russia for Election in Crimea
The election took place on March 18
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The Council of the European Union has imposed sanctions against five people involved in holding the illegal Russian presidential election on the territory of annexed Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.
“I welcome the official decision by the Council of the EU to impose sanctions against five persons responsible for the illegal holding of the Russian presidential election in temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol,” Poroshenko said.
He stressed that punishment for any illegal actions against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine was inevitable.
The president also added that his meetings in Aachen, Germany, with the leaders of the EU, France and Germany, clearly confirmed that the subject of de-occupation and restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty over Crimea was one of the immediate priorities for the EU.
The Russian presidential election took place on March 18, 2018.