EU Council to consider extension of sanctions against Russia on June 21
On June 21, COREPER [Comite des Representants Permanents, or the Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union] is going to consider the extension of sectoral sanctions against Russia in connection with its activities in Ukraine, the EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.
"It is planned for tomorrow," the EU Council said.
Read alsoAustrian foreign minister calls for improving relationship with Moscow – ReutersUNIAN memo. In March 2014, after the Russian troops invaded Crimea, Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula, having organized a sham "referendum" on self-determination.
The self-proclaimed Crimean government said that 96.77% of participating voters had supported Crimea's accession to Russia.
Ukraine designated the Crimean referendum as illegitimate.
On March 18, 2014, the Kremlin signed the so-called "Treaty of Accession" regarding Crimea and Sevastopol, Russia's naval base in the Black Sea.
Western countries did not recognize the annexation of Crimea and introduced a series of economic sanctions against Russia and Crimea.