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EU extends sanctions against Russia

European Council prolongs restrictive measures until March 15 over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
12.09.2019 - 15:55

The EU has extended sanctions on Russia for six more months over its actions against Ukraine, the European Council said on Thursday.


"The Council has extended the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2020," the Council said in a statement.

The Council said the measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions will continue to apply on 170 persons and 44 entities.

It said the other EU measures in place in response to the Ukraine crisis included economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy and restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.