EU condemns Russia's plans to hold referenda in parts of Ukraine, Borrell says
Sept 20 (Reuters) - The European Union strongly condemns Russia's plans to hold referenda in parts of Ukraine and will not recognise the results of the votes, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Russia, its political leadership, and all those involved in these 'referenda' and other violations of international law in Ukraine will be held accountable, and additional restrictive measures against Russia would be considered," Borrell said.
Borrell said the referenda votes cannot be considered "as the free expression of the will of the people" in these regions.
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