“The EU’s economic sanctions on Russia are set to be prolonged at the European Commission on 20 June by six months,” he noted.
According to him, it is most likely that no debates on this issue will take place.
“The push to add more people on the sanctions list for the handout of Russian passports in Donbas is however going slowly,” Jozwiak noted.
As we reported, the EU will consider the option to extend the sanctions against Russia for the annexation of Crimea, according to Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Besides, the EU suggested continuing the term of sanctions against Russia for the annexation of the Crimean peninsula and Sevastopol. The package of sanctions will be in force until June 23, 2020.
On December 29, 2018, the resolution adopted by the Council of the EU on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia for six months (until July 31, 2019) came into force.