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Sanctions to be imposed against organizers of "elections" in occupied Donbas

On November 19, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU member states intend to discuss the situation in Ukraine at the meeting in Brussels
14:51, 9 November 2018

Ukrinform

Sanctions might be imposed against the organizers of the so-called elections in Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as Ukraine’s Foreign Minister told the journalists, 112 Ukraine reports.

“Sanctions will concern those connected with the organization of this pseudo-elections and those who will be elected. We have just discussed it with Johannes Hahn (European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, -ed.). Sanctions question will be separately raised at the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers. Now, it is about specific actions, not only political slogans, as Russia understands only the language of force. Political statements are important, solidarity is as well, yet, actual steps are more effective,” Klimkin said.

It should be noted that on November 19, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU member states intend to discuss the situation in Ukraine at the meeting in Brussels, as Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reports.

Related: Russian-backed mitants bring tanks, artillery to occupied Donetsk due to elections

Related: Militants attack less to show allegedly democratic "elections", - Joint Forces Commander

As it was reported, the militants scheduled the so-called elections in occupied Donbas on Sunday, on November 11. The “heads of the republics” and “the people’s deputies” are to be elected. Ukraine and the international community have already condemned such “elections”. The representatives of the Kremlin stated that they decide on recognition or non-recognition after the final results. The President of Ukraine expects new anti-Russian sanctions due to the “voting” it organized in occupied Donbas.

The Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Oleksandr Turchynov stated that all the organizers and the participants of the “elections” on November 11 would be defined and prosecuted in compliance with the Ukrainian legislation.

Related: Eight EU member states at UN urge Russia to stop preparing to illegal elections in Donbas

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