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EU Council extends anti-Russian sanctions due to aggression against Ukraine
17:52, 14 September 2017
EU Council extends anti-Russian sanctions due to aggression against Ukraine

The sanctions include the assets freeze and ban from entry to the EU

17:52, 14 September 2017

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The European Council officially extended the targeted sanctions against the officials from Russia, pro-Russian militants and juridical persons involved in the aggression against Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas. The website of the EU Council reported this.

The sanctions will act until March 15, 2018. These measures include the assets freeze and ban from entry to the EU.

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‘The Council offered the restrictive measures towards the actions that subvert or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine for six months’, the message said.

Related: EU Ambassadors extend anti-Russian sanctions due to aggression against Ukraine

The European Council removed four dead people from the list. At the moment the sanctions imposed against 149 people and 38 entities.

Earlier it was reported that the sanctions will be prolonged for six months against companies and people who threatened the sovereignty of Ukraine.

The US extended the anti-Russian sanctions due to the situation with Ukraine. Particularly, 38 people and entities were added to the sanction list.

Related: EU to impose sanctions against company due to Crimea

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