The head of EU diplomacy calls for new sanctions against Russia due to "referendums"

The head of EU diplomacy calls for new sanctions against Russia due to “referendums”

About this on Tuesday, September 20, stated EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

Borrell called the “referendums” “an attempt by the Russian Federation to legitimize its illegal military control aimed at forcibly changing the borders of Ukraine, which is a clear violation of the UN Charter and the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

“The European Union strongly condemns these planned illegal “referendums”, which contradict the legitimate and democratically elected Ukrainian authorities, violate the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and are a gross violation of international law. The results of such actions will be invalid and will not be recognized by the EU and its states- members,” he emphasized.

He also emphasized that Russia intimidated and persecuted the population of the territories occupied by it, limited access to the Internet and mass media, so the pseudo-referendums there cannot be called “free expression of the will of the people.”

“Russia, its political leadership and all those involved in these “referendums” and other violations of international law in Ukraine will be held accountable, and additional restrictive measures against Russia will be considered,” Borrell assured.

  • We will remind you that the occupiers in Luhansk region, Donetsk region, Kherson region and Zaporizhzhia decided to hold “referendums” on joining the Russian Federation.
  • Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said that the illegal “referendum” will not stop HIMARS and the Armed Forces from destroying the occupiers.

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