The Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union (EU COREPER) included the organizers of the Russian presidential election in annexed Crimea in the sanctions list. Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine claimed this at the briefing after the meeting with Slovenian President.
'We have received a message as a result of our intensive coordination with the EU partners that on May, the EU Committee of Permanent Representatives made a decision on the imposing of the restrictive measures due to the undermining of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The persons who participated in the organization and holding of the illegal election of the Russian president at the territory of Crimea are included in the sanctions list by this legal act', Poroshenko noted.
Earlier Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine submitted a draft law to the parliament that provides the revoking of the Ukrainian citizenship due to the participation in the Russian election in Crimea.
On March 18, 2018, at the fourth anniversary of the annexation, the election of the president of Russia took place there.
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.
Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of Crimean Tatar Mejlis reported on the low turnout in Crimea. According to Russia's Central Election Committee, 1, 079, 531 persons participated in the election.