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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Media: the European Union has extended the anti-Russian sanctions until March


Anti-Russian sanctions will be extended until March next year. This decision was made by the member countries of the EU meeting in Brussels, after studying the situation in Ukraine. As reported by Reuters, the new version of the document will contain 149 individuals and 38 legal entities.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to Reuters, on Wednesday, September 6, Brussels hosted the meeting, which was attended by representatives of 28 countries participating in the EU. During the meeting it was decided to prolong anti-Russian sanctions. Restrictions will be in effect until March of next year. Such agreement the participants reached in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

Officially announce the decision on sanctions against Russia the EU can September 14. Talking about it in European diplomatic circles.

As writes RIA Novosti, citing a source, the part of the defendants of the document can differ slightly for technical reasons.

“Four defendants are no longer alive”, – quotes Agency the words of the interlocutor.

The document envisages the extension of personal sanctions against Russian citizens and several organizations.

A day earlier, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the permanent representatives of the member States of the European Union to extend sanctions.

“I welcome the decision of EU ambassadors to extend for six months and to expand the package of sanctions against Russia for occupation of Crimea”, — wrote the Ukrainian leader in his microblog on Twitter

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