EU extended sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty for another six months

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EU extended sanctions for undermining Ukraine's sovereignty for another six months

Sanctions against 177 individuals and 48 legal entities will be in effect until September 15

The Council of the European Union on Friday decided to extend the sanctions against persons responsible for undermining or encroaching on the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for another six months.

According to a press release issued today by the EU Delegation to Russia, the sanctions will be in effect until September 15.

The sanctions already in force, the report says, provide for “travel restrictions, asset freezes and a ban on the provision of funds and other economic resources to individuals and organizations included in the list.” The sanctions were imposed on 177 individuals and 48 legal entities.

The European Union first applied such restrictive measures on March 17, 2014.

Other measures taken by the EU in response to the crisis in Ukraine include economic sanctions against certain sectors of the Russian economy (in force until July 31, 2021) and restrictive measures introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and only in Crimea and Sevastopol. (valid until June 23, 2021).

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