EU for six months has prolonged economic sanctions against Russia

ЕС на полгода продлил экономические санкции против России

The European Council has extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 July 2017. This is stated in the official message of the EU.

“19 December 2016, the EU Council has extended economic sanctions against specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2017”, – stated in the message.

The statement said that since the Minsk agreement was not fully implemented by 31 December 2015, the EU Council extended sanctions until 31 July 2016 and 1 July 2016 has decided to extend until 31 January 2017.

“Assessing the implementation of the Minsk agreements at the European Council meeting on 15 December, the heads of state and government of the EU endorsed the decision to extend sanctions for another six months, until 31 July 2017”, – stated in the message.

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