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The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

It is recalled that on  March 13, 2017, the Council adopted Council Decision extending the said restrictive measures until  September 15, 2017. The measures in question are asset freezes and travel bans against persons and entities responsible for actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

Read alsoCouncil of Europe publishes decision on Crimea“The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this Council Decision,” reads the declaration.

The four countries “will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision,” Mogherini said.

In turn, the European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it, according to the declaration.