The European Council has prolonged the sanctions against Russia for the illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea. Rikard Jozwiak, the Brussels-based correspondent of Radio Liberty posted this on Twitter.
'The EU ministers have prolonged the EU's investment ban on Crimea by another year', he wrote.
It is mentioned that the sanctions will act until June 23, 2019.
Previously, British prime minister Theresa May claimed G7 member countries were ready to impose new restrictions against Russia - if necessary.
The anti-Russian sanctions include the import ban on the goods from Crimean and Sevastopol; the ban of investments in the economy of Crimea; denial from tourist services in this area; and the export ban on certain goods and technologies to Crimea - including transport, TV communications and energy.
Last week, the U.S. authorities included three Russian citizens and five companies related to Russian Federation in the sanctions list, as the document of the U.S. Department of Treasury, published on the website of the service, says.
According to the message, such measures were taken within Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).