09 December 2022,   20:35
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Kremlin is following the same playbook that we have already seen in Georgia in 2008 and in Crimea in 2014 - Josep Borrell

We will continue supporting Ukraine, we stay on course. Such a statement made the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

“With the illegal “referenda” organized by Russia, the Kremlin is following the same playbook that we have already seen in Georgia in 2008 and in Crimea in 2014.

We condemn [these illegal “referenda”] in the strongest possible terms. I am sure that I can speak on behalf of the Member States of the European Union that none of them will recognize their falsified outcome, and we call on the international community to do the same, because these sham “referenda” are a pure violation of international law and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

We will continue supporting Ukraine. We stay on course. Our strategy is working, our sanctions are having a compelling effect.

As the President has explained, with the extension of the list of products that will be banned from export to Russia, we will continue weakening their military capabilities.

Also, from a personal [sanctions] point of view, we are increasing the listings of persons and entities which have been sanctioned. There are more than 1,300 people or entities. This list targets key decision makers, oligarchs, senior military officials and propagandists, responsible for undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity”, - said Josep Borrell.

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