The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia, imposed after the annexation of the Crimea in 2014, for another 6 months.
This was reported by correspondent of Radio Svoboda (“Radio Liberty” – RRT) in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak on his Twitter on Wednesday, September 7th. The decision affects 146 people and 37 companies from Russia, Ukraine, and the occupied Crimea.
As it was noted by the correspondent of TV channel “112 Ukraine” in Brussels, the decision should be published by September 15, when the term of current sanctions expires.
— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) September 7, 2016
“It’s mainly the leaders of terrorists, and those involved in the Crimean annexation. It is put as a list of individuals and companies that are involved in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The 27 companies mentioned are mainly the companies that operate in the territory of the annexed Crimea, and also a Russian bank,” said the correspondent.
“It is believed that these sanctions are easily extended, and usually the European Council extends them without discussion. Much more difficult are the economic sanctions that affect Russian economic sectors. They will be discussed at the summits of the European Council, and, according to experts, will be more difficult to extend than the personal ones,” added the correspondent.