EU Prolongs Sanctions Against Russia
Russia was sanctioned after it began its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea and Donbas regions
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The European Union extended sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and attempts to control Ukraine’s Donbas region.
“The measures consist of an asset freeze and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 170 persons and 44 entities. The relevant information and statement of reasons for the listing of these persons and entities have been updated as necessary,” the EU Council stated.
The sanctions will continue until at least March 15 next year.
The decision was adopted by the Council by written procedure. The legal acts will be published in the Official Journal on Friday (Sep. 13).