European Commission 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, as Interfax referring to Bloomberg reports.
It should be noted that the proposition of the continuation of the sanctions made Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
According to the draft document, the European Union does not recognize and continues to condemn the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.
As we reported earlier, following the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated that EU would continue observing possibilities to sanction Russia for issuance of Russian passports to the residents of occupied Donbas.
According to her, this question was discussed not only with the representatives of the Eastern Partnership but also at the beginning of the Foreign Affairs Council.