The European Union extended individual sanctions against Russia for another six months because of Ukraine. This is stated in the relevant documents published by the EU Council on the official website, writes “Lenta.ru”.
The sanctions against those who are considered responsible for “undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine” concern 177 citizens and 48 legal entities. This is the freezing of their foreign accounts and blocking access to various economic resources of the EU. Once again, these restrictive measures are in effect, now – until September 15, 2021.
The EU Council recalls that it does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Sanctions in this regard against the Russians were introduced in March 2014.