Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman hopes that the EU Council would soon approve the decision to extend the sanctions imposed in connection with the Russian occupation of Ukrainian Crimea. About this he wrote in Facebook.
“The ambassadors of the countries-EU members recommended to continue for the next six months and expand the sanctions list of Russian companies and individuals in connection with the occupation of Crimea by Russia Ukrainian. We hope that in the near future, the EU Council will adopt this decision. Grateful to our European partners for their support and appreciate the strong position of Brussels on the need for the extension of sanctions against the aggressor”, – he wrote.
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As it became known today, the Committee of permanent representatives of member countries of the Council of the European Union (COREPER) adopted a decision on the extension of sanctions against 149 people and 38 companies from Ukraine and Russia that threaten the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
It should be noted that this decision is not final and the members of the COREPER must approve it at the second meeting, on 13 September, after which, as expected, September 14, it should enter into force.