The European Union threatens to impose new sanctions against Russia in the event of referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. This is stated in the statement of the head of EU diplomacy Joseph Borrellreports RIA Novosti.
“Russia, its political leadership, everyone involved in these ‘referendums,’ other violations of international law in Ukraine, will be held accountable,” Borrell said. “Additional restrictive measures against Russia will also be considered.”
The Public Chambers of the DPR and the LPR previously appealed to the heads of the republics Denis Pushilin e Leonid Pasechnik with the initiative to immediately hold a referendum on the accession to Russia. The Public Council of the Kherson region addressed the head of the region with the same proposal. Later, with a similar request, they turned to the head of the administration of the Zaporozhye region Evgeny Balitskysuch a statement came from the chairman of the movement “We are with Russia” Vladimir Rogov and other members of the movement.
Russia has been carrying out a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. The president Vladimir Putin called the final goal the liberation of the Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia itself.