"These are people who should be included on the list of visa sanctions," Hoysgen said.

Hoysgen repeated statements previously made in Berlin that the elections held on November 2 by the insurgents threatened the peace process in Ukraine’s Donbas conflict zone and run contrary to the Minsk peace agreements.

Insurgent leader Alexander Zakharchenko won Sunday's election to head the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic. In neighbouring Lugansk region, current insurgent leader Igor Plotnytskiy was the winner.