In addition, the Executive considers that "they represent a violation of the Minsk Agreements, which provide for the holding of local elections within the framework of Ukrainian legislation and under OSCE electoral observation standards".
Therefore, considers that these votes are "null and void", as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in a statement.
"Spain has always been firm in defending the principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State, guarantee of stability in international relations," the text concludes.
The United States and its allies have condemned the "illegal" vote, but Russia, the main backer of the separatists, has congratulated the winners through a charge of the Kremlin, Vladislav Surkov, according to media related to the separatists. An official spokesman for the Russian Presidency later denied that anyone had been congratulated.