EU ambassadors extend sanctions against Russians for 6 months

14:27, 09 March 2016

The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union made a decision regarding the sanctions imposed in connection with violations of Ukraine's territorial integrity.  


"EU ambassadors decided to extend sanctions on 146 people and 37 entities by six months, among them Rogozin, Glazyev and Kiselyov," Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on March 9.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the sanctions were introduced against Russia for backing separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea the EU has ratcheted up sanctions several times, tightening restrictions on major Russian corporations.

They have blacklisted dozens of senior Russian officials, separatist commanders and Russian firms accused of undermining Ukrainian sovereignty.

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