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EU condemns Russian annexation, will never accept "illegal" referendums

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Service members of pro-Russian troops fire a mortar in the direction of Avdiivka during Russia-Ukraine conflict, outside Donetsk, Ukraine September 17, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Friday it firmly condemned the annexation by Russia of occupied Ukraine regions, adding it would never recognise "illegal" referendums held there and would tighten its sanctions to increase pressure on Moscow.

The European Council, which groups the 27 EU member states, said in a statement on behalf of those members that Russia's wilful undermining of the international order was putting global security at risk.

"We do not and will never recognise the illegal 'referenda' that Russia has engineered as a pretext for this further violation of Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, nor their falsified and illegal results," the statement said.

"We will strengthen our restrictive measures countering Russia's illegal actions. They will further increase pressure on Russia to end its war of aggression," it said.

 

 

EU condemns Russian annexation, will never accept "illegal" referendums
 

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Warren de Souza
Warren de Souza Sep 30, 2022 15:24
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whilst most politicians will never face true financial hardship... we the people are going to pay the ultimate price for their games...
Patel Darpan
Patel Darpan Sep 30, 2022 15:11
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Strange that they DID accept Kosovo becoming independent and also Taiwan being independent. Double standards at play.
James ZZ
James ZZ Sep 30, 2022 15:11
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love the bot posting. Go russian bots! pathetic
Danny Joris
Danny Joris Sep 30, 2022 14:21
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Strange that they DID accept Kosovo becoming independent and also Taiwan being independent. Double standards at play.
Relu Jumatate
Relu Jumatate Sep 30, 2022 14:21
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Annexation and independent there completely diferent
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carbonatt Carbonatt Sep 30, 2022 14:21
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Relu Jumatate “illegal referendum” is Borrell’s wording. Obviously also implying Catalonia independence. Things are not that simple
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carbonatt Carbonatt Sep 30, 2022 14:21
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Exactly
 
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