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EU Council Extends Sanctions Against 146 Russian Citizens

10.03 16:33

This was stated on the web site of the European Council.

“On 10 March 2016, the Council extended by six months EU restrictive measures against 146 people and 37 companies in view of the continuing undermining or threatening of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.”, the message states.

The asset freeze and travel ban have been extended until 15 September 2016. Three deceased people were removed from the list of targets subject to the restrictive measures.

The measures had been introduced in March 2014 and were last extended in September 2015.

The relevant legal acts will be published in the Official Journal on 12 March 2016.

Also, the EU extended the sanctions imposed on Russian, Crimean and separatist-terrorist activists who are involved in encroachment on the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

Previously, members of the European Parliament have urged EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to impose personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and 28 other individuals over the “illegal” treatment of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko.

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