The European Union extended by six months an individual restrictive measures against 170 individuals and 44 legal entities of Russia and Ukraine. This is stated in the statement of the Council of the EU, issued in Brussels. It is quoted by TASS.
“The Council extended the restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, for a further six months, until 15 March 2020, – stated in it. The document stresses that “the decision was adopted by the Council by written procedure”. Relevant legal acts will be published in the Official journal on 13 September 2019.
Until today, the EU extended individual sanctions against Russia in March, blacklisting eight new members of the Russian military involved in the incident in the Kerch Strait. Since then, it consisted of 171 people among whom there are citizens of Russia and Ukraine, and 44 legal entities, mainly governments and military forces of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. June 20 after a report that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Makron on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and negotiations in the framework of the Normandy format, the heads of state and government of the European Union decided to extend sanctions for another six months.