“The Council today decided to prolong the sanctions targeting those responsible for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine for a further six months until 15 March 2022,” the message says.
The current restrictive measures provide the ban for travel to the EU countries, the freezing of assets, and a ban on making funds or other economic resources available to the listed persons and entities.
The sanctions are applied against 177 individuals and 48 entities.
The decision on the extension of the sanctions was made in the written procedure. It comes into force after publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
On June 21, the EU Council extended the sanctions against Russia that were implemented as a response to the occupation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. On July 12, the same authority prolonged the sanctions aimed at certain branches of economy of the Russian Federation until January 31, 2022. The decision was made after the eventual assessment of the current status of implementation of Minsk agreements.