The EU ambassadors have upheld the sanctions against another eight people charged with undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Rikard Jozwiak, the Brussels-based correspondent of Radio Liberty reported that on Twitter.
According to him, the sanctions against these people might be approved already next week.
Jozwiak added that 177 people and 48 entities are now on the EU sanctions list for that particular violation.
In September, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council imposed sanctions against people involved in the organization of election to the Russian State Duma in the occupied Donbas and the annexed Crimea.
Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the strategy of the de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as measures of its implementation, during the governmental meeting.
“The government has approved the strategy of the de-occupation of Crimea. The document will become the complex road map on return of Ukrainian Crimea. It was noted that the Crimean platform is not a one-time event. We welcome the complex documents that contain such steps on de-occupation, involve to this issue the best experts and analytics from the whole world. We also work with our partners and within the international organizations to make the issue of Crimea on the world’s agenda constantly,” Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said.