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EU calls Crimea referendum `illegal`, to decide new sanctions

AFP | Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 00:29

Simferopol: Crimea`s referendum on joining Russia is "illegal and illegitimate", the European Union said Sunday, announcing that it would decide on sanctions on Monday.

"The referendum is illegal and illegitimate and its outcome will not be recognised," the European Council and European Commission presidents said in a joint statement.

EU foreign ministers "will evaluate the situation tomorrow in Brussels and decide on additional measures" against Moscow, they said.

First Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 00:29
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