The EU Ambassadors agreed to extend the sanctions against Russian officials and organizations as Radio Liberty Correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter.
“EU ambassadors today agreed to prolong the asset freezes and visa bans on 170 Russian officials and separatists + 44 entities by another 6 months. It will be formalized next week,” the journalist noted.
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.