EU plans to extend sanctions against Russia over the Crimea for another year

the Decision on sanctions against Russia over the Crimea, ambassadors of EU countries will discuss on June 23. Discussed the option of extending the sanctions for another year, said the journalist Rikard Uswak on Twitter.

He noted that a preliminary decision will be made June 10. The final verdict on limitations must be approved by the EU Council.

EU ambassadors will on Wednesday give green light to prolong the EU’s #Crimea investment ban by another year. #Ukraine #Russia

— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) June 8, 2020

Recall that the EU sanctions against the Crimea would expire on 23 June. They set a ban on the import into the EU of goods from the Crimea, investment in the Peninsula, touristic services in this area, the export of certain goods and technology to Crimea.

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 following a referendum. In the West and in the U.S. the results of the vote was questioned, Moscow was accused of “annexation” and imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation.

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