The Cabinet has prepared sanctions for elections in the Crimea

Кабмин подготовил санкции за выборы в Крыму

The national security Council made a proposal for sanctions against foreigners for elections in the Crimea

The Cabinet submitted to the Council proposals for sanctions against foreigners who in March 2018 were observers on presidential elections of the Russian Federation in the Crimea.

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved and submitted to the Council of national security and defense of proposals for the application of sanctions to natural persons – citizens of foreign States 18 March 2018 participated as international observers in the elections of the Russian President to annexed Crimea. This is stated in the accompanying information to the government decree No. 129 of March 6.

“In particular proposed to the Council the use of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) to individuals – to citizens of foreign States 18 March 2018 took part as a so-called “international observers” in the so-called “presidential elections” illegally held by Russia on the territory (the annexed) of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol”, – the document says.

It is noted that the implementation of this decision “will contribute to the protection of the violated interests of the state Ukraine”.

In addition, as expected by the government, it “will create the preconditions for the collapse of the propaganda activities of these individuals and the organizations they represent”.

We will remind, on may 14, the European Union introduced sanctions list five Russians who held positions in the election commissions annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. Persons who were included in the sanctions, it is prohibited to enter the territory of the EU, and their accounts in the countries-EU members are subject to freezing.

In turn, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called another unfriendly step of personal EU sanctions that were imposed against five Russians for participating in the organization of the Russian presidential elections in the annexed Crimea.

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