The Court of the European Union extended the sanctions against the Russian Federation for the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea as Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported on Twitter.
“Today, the Council of the EU extended up to June 2021 the sanctions against Russia for illegal occupation of Crimea. I am grateful for this decision. It is necessary to increase the pressure for the violation of the human rights, passportization, launch of the railway traffic through Kerch Strait, illegal voting in Crimea,” he wrote.
Earlier, the ambassadors of the European Union supported the decision to extend the "Crimean package” of sanctions against Russia for another year.
It should be noted that the "Crimean" sanctions against Russia, imposed for the illegal annexation of the peninsula, will expire on June 23, 2020.
It is worth noting that these restrictive measures were introduced in June 2014, and they proceed for a year. The last such decision was made on June 12, 2019.