Kyiv: Ukraine will impose sanctions against the organizers of the Russian presidential elections in the Crimea

Sanctions will be imposed against individuals who take part in organizing and conducting "voting" processes during the so-called elections of the President of the Russian Federation in the annexed Crimea, as stated by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration, Olena Zerkal. According to her, Ukraine has already begun preparations for imposing these sanctions.

"We are now working on the list of people who are collaborators, who take part in electoral commissions, and assist in holding elections," she said on Wednesday evening on Channel 5.

At the same time, sanctions will not be imposed against voters.

As was reported earlier, on March 1st, the Verkhovna Rada called upon the Security Council and General Assembly of the UN, the OSCE, European Council, NATO, and other international organizations, parliamentary assemblies, foreign parliaments, and Governments to not recognize the legitimacy of the “elections” of the President of the Russian Federation in the annexed Crimea.

The Russian Presidential elections are scheduled for March 18, 2018, the anniversary of the Russian annexation of the Crimea.

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