The Ambassadors of the European Union approved the extension of the sanctions against Russia for the annexation of Crimea as Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter.
The sanctions will be extended against 175 people and 44 entities for another six months.
“EU ambassadors have given the green light to the 6 months roll-over sanctions on 175 people and 44 entities deemed to have undermined the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Soon around 15 people and a handful of entities will be added to this list for the construction of the Kerch Bridge,” he wrote.
On June 18, 2020, the Court of the European Union extended the sanctions against the Russian Federation for the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea.
As we reported, six non-EU countries joined the European Council's decision to extend sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea. These are the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Montenegro and Albania), members of the European Free Trade Association (Norway and Iceland), as well as Ukraine and Georgia.