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EU extends sanctions against Russia

The sanctions consist of an asset freeze and travel ban.

EU extends sanctions against Russia

The European Union has adopted the decision to prolong for another six months the sanctions imposed against 146 individuals and 37 companies for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the Council of the EU said in a press release on 15 September.

The decision was taken without discussion, by written procedure.

The assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the regime of sanctions nor in the list of persons and entities under restrictive measures. Information and statement of reasons for listing related to these persons and entities were updated as necessary.

On September 7, the European Union's Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) decided to extend for another six months, the sanctions imposed on 146 individuals and 37 companies in response to the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

The sanctions consist of an asset freeze and a travel ban against 146 persons and 37 entities.

Several EU measures are in place in response to the crisis in Ukraine including: 

- economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 January 2017;

- restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2017.