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 EU extends Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia for another six months

The Council of the European Union prolonged the restrictive measures against 150 persons and 38 entities associated with the Ukrainian crisis by six months, until September 15, 2018,

The restrictive measures are associated with "actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine," the Council of the European Union said in a statement issued on Monday, Censor.NET reports.

"The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They continue to apply to 150 persons and 38 entities," the statement reads.

"An assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the sanctions regime. The relevant information and statement of reasons for the listing of these persons and entities were updated as necessary," the EU Council said.

"The legal acts will [be] available in the EU Official Journal of 13 March 2018," the statement reads.

The document addresses the restrictions expiring on March 15. The EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved the prolongation of the restrictions on February 21.

"Other EU measures in place in response to the Ukraine crisis include: economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 July 2018; restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2018," the Council said.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3054980