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The European Council has prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for another six months, until March 15, 2019.

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"The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 155 persons and 44 entities," the European Council said in a press release on September 13, 2018.

The legal acts were adopted by the Council by written procedure. They will be published in the EU Official Journal of September 14, 2018.