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Council of European Union ready to introduce sanctions against “elections” in occupied Donbas

The Council of the European Union condemned the so-called “elections” on the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine
21:46, 19 November 2018
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The Council of the European Union is ready to impose additional sanctions against sham elections in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed this on Twitter.

As is known, the so-called elections took place in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions November 11. The voters elected the leaders of 'people's republics' and their representatives in the parliaments of the 'republics.'

Related: Why Putin encouraged sham elections in eastern Ukraine

It was reported that Leonid Pasechnyk was chosen as the "head" of the self-proclaimed republic at the illegal "elections" in the separate parts of Luhansk regions (Luhansk People's Republic, LPR). Denis Pushilin was "elected" as the head of the territory of Donetsk region occupied by the pro-Russian militants (Donetsk People's Republic, DPR).

Ukraine, the U.S., and the EU unanimously condemned the voting, considering it illegitimate.

Related: Ukraine offers to hold extraordinary session of Minsk Talks due to Donbas elections

Besides, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians living in occupied Donbas not to vote at the fake elections on November 11. The EU has already condemned the "elections" in Donbas and urged Russia to influence the separatists supported by it.

Related: Ukraine in OSCE urges to prosecute Russia for sham elections in occupied Donbas

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