(QHA) -

UEFA will make a decision on whether to recognise matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS) on December 4, Uefa President Michel Platini has said.

Three Crimean teams – TSK Simferopol, SKChF Sevastopol and Zhemchuzhina Yalta – have been accepted to play in the Russian championship following political problems in the region.

Ukraine's football federation (FFU) appealed to Fifa and Uefa to impose sanctions on its Russian counterpart for what it describes as gross violation of football regulations.

A statement on the official website of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Platini had visited Kiev on Thursday evening and quoted him as saying the issue would be resolved early next month.

"Uefa set up a working group to look into this question and the final decision will be taken at a meeting between members of Uefa in Lausanne on 4th December," Platini was quoted as saying on the site.

Crimea seceded from Ukraine and was annexed by Russia in March. The international community, as well as Kyiv, does not recognise the peninsula as part of Russia.

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