Foreign Ministers of the European Union were set Monday to consider sanctions to punish Moscow on his actions in the Crimea, a day after the Ukrainian peninsula has voted to join Russia in a referendum.
Tensions between Moscow and the West culminated, after thousands of Russian soldiers suspected started controlling access to airports and blocking Crimean local Ukrainian military bases at the end of February.
Moscow says that the population of Crimea, 60 percent of which is composed of ethnic Russians has the right to self-determination. But the West has rejected his illegal referendum.
Block leaders have also threatened travel bans , freezing of assets and the cancellation of an EU- Russia summit in June if Moscow does not tone down tensions in Ukraine.