The decision comes into force the day following the publication.

The assassinated militant leader, Arseny Pavlov aka "Motorola" and former "head of the Council of Ministers" of the so-called "LPR" Gennady Tsypalkov, who committed suicide, were excluded from the list of the sanctioned individuals.

As UNIAN reported, on March 13, 2017, the EU Council moved to prolong for another six months, until September 15, 2017, the restrictive measures imposed against 150 people and 37 organizations for actions damaging or threatening territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The measures include asset freeze and travel bans.