Kyiv : The American Embassy and US officials, in particular Kurt Volker and Sigal Mandelker, spoke in support of Ukraine on the issue of Crimea and Donbass.
"All current actions related to the Crimea, reinforce the content of the Crimean Declaration of July 25, which says that the United States does not recognize and will never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia," -as stated in a statement.
“The attribution of these individuals to the sanctions list emphasizes the US stable partnership with Ukraine and the EU and our joint opposition to the aggression and occupation of the Crimea, and the use of force to control parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine,” said Sigal Mandelker.
“Our sanctions are a clear reminder that efforts aimed at normalizing investment and economic relations with those who operate in the Crimea are not ignored and fall under the sanctions of the US and the EU,” said Segal Mandelker.
"The United States applies new powers to take targeted actions against Russian representatives for serious human rights violations in those parts of Ukraine that the US government determines are forcibly occupied or otherwise controlled by the Russian government," the US deputy finance minister said .
“The real local elections in the east of Ukraine would be controlled by the OSCE (ODIHR) and would meet Ukrainian legislation and OSCE standards. The fake “election” of November 11 for fictitious subjects, which is supported by Russia, does not meet any of these conditions, ”- the embassy noted
We recall that, the United States Embassy in Ukraine calls for residents of Donbass region to boycott the Russian sham "elections" scheduled for November 11 in the occupied territory.