EU to prolong sanctions against Russians for aggression in Ukraine / REUTERS

Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak says the European Union says the EU ambassadors on Wednesday will prolong sanctions against persons and entities responsible for the undermining of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

"EU ambassadors will tomorrow green light the visa bans and asset freezes on 175 ppl and 44 entities that the block believes have undermined the territorial integrity of Ukraine. 6 months roll-over as usual," he wrote on Twitter on September 8, 2020.

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  • EU countries have imposed sanctions against Russians after Russia's annexation of Crimea. The sanctions include asset freezes and a ban on entry to the European Union.
  • Last time, on March 13, 2020, the EU Council prolonged for another six months sanctions against 175 Russians and members of armed formations, as well as 44 entities for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity.