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The EU Council extends sanctions against Russian companies and individuals
15:49, 10 March 2016
The EU Council extends sanctions against Russian companies and individuals

The list includes 146 individuals and 37 companies considered to be undermineing Ukraine's sovereignty

15:49, 10 March 2016

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The authoritative body reported this on its website on March 10. “The Council extended by six months EU restrictive measures against 146 people and 37 companies in view of the continuing undermining or threatening of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine”, reads the message.

The asset freeze and travel ban have been extended until 15 September 2016. Three deceased people were removed from the list of targets subject to the restrictive measures.

“The measures had been introduced in March 2014 and were last extended in September 2015. The relevant legal acts will be published in the EU’s Official Journal on 12 March 2016”, says the message at the EU Council’s website.

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