EU to extend sanctions against Russia amid holding elections in occupied Crimea, - Jozwiak

Source : 112 Ukraine

Seven Russians will be banned from entering EU countries, and their assets in the EU will be frozen
09:57, 28 January 2020

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EU ambassadors supported the decision to impose sanctions on seven people involved in organizing and holding the so-called Crimean elections in the fall of 2019. This was reported by Radio Svoboda correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak on his Twitter page.

"The EU will tomorrow add another seven people on its sanctions list over individuals undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The seven facilitated and participated in the Russian regional elections in September in Crimea," he wrote.

It is known that the sanctions are related to the local elections held by Russia in the annexed Crimea last fall. They are set to blacklist several people, those who are banned from entering the EU and whose assets in the European Union will be frozen.

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As we reported earlier, ex-Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Channel One said that the global sanctions against Russia following the annexation of Crimea "hit the economy painfully." Interfax informed about that.

“After the annexation of Crimea, the return of Crimea to our country sanctions followed. Naturally, this also hit the economy quite painfully, and we had to not only set up work amid very difficult sanctions, and even crisis conditions ... the government had to tackle the most important topic that it had never dealt with before - I mean import substitution. Because a number of goods were cut off from our country," Medvedev said.

Related: Russian ex-PM Medvedev calls sanctions painful for country's economy

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