The European Union does not recognize either the gubernatorial "elections" that will be held on Sept. 10 in Russia's occupied Sevastopol, or the "governor" elected on them, the representative of the Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Maja Kocijancic informed UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.
"If such an election is held, we expect strong signals of support [from the EU] for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine on the one hand, and on the other hand, we have already proposed that participants in the so-called election be included in appropriate sanctions lists. We have already shared the proposals with our colleagues in the EU and we are working with relevant departments," Kocijancic said.
She stressed that the EU, as before, is committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and does not recognize and continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.
Previously, September 18, 2016, Russia held elections to the State Duma in the occupied Crimea. These elections were not recognized by the international community, and in November the same year the EU included six elected "deputies" from the Crimea in the sanctions list with the freezing of assets and the ban on entry.