Ukraine prepares sanctions against "observers" from 13 countries at Putin's elections in Crimea

15:00, 07 March 2019
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"Today, at the suggestion of the Ministry for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, the government made another important decision to counteract the legitimization of the occupying state in the Ukrainian Crimea. We have prepared a list of sanctions, which included citizens from 13 countries who were 'observers' during the illegally held Russian presidential elections in Crimea," Vadym Chernysh, minister for temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, wrote on Twitter.

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He did not provide the names put on the list.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a voting was organized in presidential elections in the illegally annexed Crimea on March 18, 2018. The government of Ukraine, as well as a number of international organizations and many countries have not recognized the elections that Russia held on the peninsula.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the results of this vote "null" and said they had no legal consequences.

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