EU extends personal sanctions against Russians

ЕС продлевает персональные санкции против россиян

The EU decided to renew sanctions against those involved in the situation in the Donbas and in the Crimea

The official decision on the extension of sanctions against 154 people and 44 of a business entity will publish on September 5.

Diplomats of the European Union decided to extend for six months sanctions against politicians and companies from Russia involved in the situation in the Donbas and in the Crimea. On Monday, 3 September, reported the correspondent of Radio Freedom Rikard Jozwiak in Twitter.

Just a list of 154 people and 44 of a business entity.

“Today, EU diplomats decided to extend the visa ban and assets freeze for another six months against politicians from Russia and the separatists in Crimea and Donbas. Clearly, Zakharchenko will be deleted (list – ed),” wrote Jozwiak.

According to him, the decision will be officially published on 5 September.

We will remind, in July the EU imposed sanctions over the Kerch bridge, and also extended sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2019.

Earlier in the Kremlin said that the business circles of Western countries are not enthusiastic about sanctions. “Economic interests will sooner or later prevail over political pressure,” – said press Secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov.

He also believes that the real blockade against Russia impossible, since it is a “strategic state”.

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that sanctions for the construction of the Kerch bridge directed against the inhabitants of the Peninsula. She noted that the West “encourages those who were engaged in the blockade of Crimea, and persecutes those who build civilian infrastructure”.


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