EU extends Russia sanctions to March 2019

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The Council of the European Union has prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until March 15 2019, it said in a statement on September 13.

The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 155 Russians and Ukrainians and 44 entities.

“An assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the sanctions regime. The relevant information and statement of reasons for the listing of these persons and entities were updated as necessary,” the Council’s statement said.

The legal acts were adopted by the Council by written procedure. They will be available in the EU Official Journal of September 14 2018.

Other EU measures in place in response to the Ukraine crisis include economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until January 31 2019, and restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until June 23 2019.

(Photo: Sébastien Bertrand)

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