The proposal was submitted to the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini. According to the document, the EU "does not recognize and continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol." The agency does not report more detailed information on the plans of the European Commission.
The first sanctions against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea were imposed by the European Union in March 2014. Subsequently, they added sanctions for Russian aggression in the Donbass and the seizure of three Ukrainian ships with a crew on November 25 in the Kerch Strait.
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Since June 2014, the EU Council has taken restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, which apply to individuals and legal entities of the EU and are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol.