Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak says the EU ambassadors have prolonged sanctions against persons and entities responsible for the undermining of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

"EU ambs have given the green light to the 6 months roll-over sanctions on 175 ppl & 44 entities deemed to have undermined the territorial integrity of Ukraine. soon around 15 ppl & a handful of entities will be added to this list for the construction of the Kerch bridge," he wrote on Twitter on September 9, 2020.

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  • EU countries have imposed sanctions against Russians after Russia's annexation of Crimea. The sanctions include asset freezes and a ban on entry to the European Union.
  • Last time, on March 13, 2020, the EU Council prolonged for another six months sanctions against 175 Russians and members of armed formations, as well as 44 entities for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity.