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Poroshenko urges international community to extend anti-Russian sanctions due to election in Crimea
14:01, 19 March 2018

Poroshenko urges international community to extend anti-Russian sanctions due to election in Crimea

The organizers of the Russian election in Crimea will be also included in the updated list

14:01, 19 March 2018

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Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine urged the world community to extend the sanctions against Russia due to the presidential election held by it in Crimea as the press service of Poroshenko reported.

Related: Results of Russian presidential election in Crimea 'void', - Poroshenko

‘We should make a list of those who planned, promoted, organized, campaigned or participated in the prudent electoral process in Crimea and present it to strengthen sanctions against the occupying Russian authorities. And we urge international partners to increase the sanctions pressure on the Kremlin’, Poroshenko noted.

The election of the president of Russia took place on March 18, 2018, in the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. Eight candidates, including the current president, took place in it. Russia also held the election at the peninsula.

Related: US, EU leaders did not congratulate Putin on elections win, - media

The current President Putin beat a record of the support, receiving 56.2 million of votes or 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. 

 

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