Finance ministers of EU member states agreed on 8 November introduction of new personal sanctions against Russia because of the annexation of the Crimea. It is reported by Reuters.
"The Council adopted new proposals in the framework of restrictive measures against actions that undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine", - said at a press conference after the meeting, Finance Minister of Slovakia Peter Kazimir.
Let us note Slovakia until the end of the year holds the EU presidency.
It is reported that at the moment in the EU sanction list are 151 people and 37 organizations. These people and organizations are banned from entering to the EU and their assets are frozen on the territory of the union. The last time the EU extended the sanctions was in September 2016 - to 15 March 2017.
EU countries do not recognize Crimea's accession to Russia, which took place in 2014 after a referendum, calling it "annexation".