The European Union extended sanctions against 170 Russian officials and 44 organizations for actions against the territorial integrity of Ukraine for six months as the European Council reported.
“The Council has extended the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2020,” the message said.
As we reported, the EU Ambassadors agreed to extend the sanctions against Russian officials and organizations.
On June 27, 2019, the EU officially upheld the decision to extend the economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2020. The decision was made after leaders of France and Germany, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel made a joint report on the status of Minsk agreements' completion.
The United States of America is likely to strengthen sanctions against Russia due to its occupation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 as Rick Perry, the U.S. Secretary of Energy said.
Earlier Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that keeping the anti-Russian sanctions is the only bloodless way to restore peace at the European continent.