Six non-EU countries have joined the European Council's decision to extend sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea. This was reported by the Council’s press service.
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.
The above-mentioned countries will ensure the compliance of their national policies with the European Council’s decision to extend anti-Russian sanctions.
The European Union takes this commitment into account and welcomes it.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry believes that the militarization of Crimea is a key threat to the country.
“Our rhetoric for six years has been mainly in the human rights dimension. This is one of the directions. But it seems to me that the security track is very underestimated, insufficiently spelled out, under-articulated. The militarization of Crimea is clearly the key threat today,” First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova said.