The EU Council extended sanctions against Russia

The Council of the EU on Thursday extended sanctions against 149 individuals and 38 legal entities involved, the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

Sanctions extended until 15 March 2018 – the decision the EU Council approved the recommendation of the Committee of permanent representatives of EU agreed, without discussion September 6, on the next extension of individual restrictive measures. The EU Council also adopted its decision without discussion.

The previous renewal took place on 13 March 2017 to 15 September 2017. It’s about 150 people and 37 organizations.

This “blacklist” was supplemented on August 4, as a reaction of the EU on the supply of the Crimea turbines Siemens three physical and three legal entities of the Russian Federation, bringing the total number to 153 people and 40 organizations to the time of the last renewal on September 14.


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The Council of the EU explained that “assessment of the situation did not justify changing the sanctions regime”. The same list was revised, and the Council has removed four of the dead from the list of entities subject to those restrictive measures.

Individual sanctions include the freezing of assets of individuals and legal entities in the European Union and a ban on travel to EU countries.

Data restrictive measures were introduced for the first time in March 2014. In addition to them in connection with the Ukrainian situation, there are also economic sanctions that affect individual sectors of the Russian economy and the restrictive measures introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and operating on their territories.