Ukraine Joins EU Sanctions Regime Against Russia
Ukraine has agreed to enforce the same sanctions as the EU against Russia
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At the end of December last year, the EU agreed to prolong its sanctions regime against Russia. These sanctions have been in place since 2015 after Russia invaded and illegally annexed Crimea.
Now, Ukraine has joined this sanctions regime and will enact and enforce the EU sanctions package, as well as retaining any sanctions imposed by the Ukrainian government. Ukraine can also enact any additional sanctions in the future that fall outside of the EU sanctions regime.
Other countries now enforcing this sanctions regime include EU candidate countries Albania and Montenegro as well as non-EU member Norway. Norway is, however, a member of the European Free Trade Area and has close ties to the EU. This was announced by the European Council.
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