The European Council of the European Union reports that they have added seven persons to the list of those subject to “restrictive measures” over “actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.” These new designations come as a consequence of the organisation of Russian local elections on 8 September 2019 in the illegally annexedAutonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol in Ukraine. Through their involvement in the elections, these people actively supported actions and implemented policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Ukraine is still under attack from Russia:
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Michael McKay reports that yesterday — [January 28, 2019] — “the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation attacked Ukrainian defenses 12 times. Novotoshkivske was hardest hit. The invaders fired heavy weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded by an exploding mine.”