The European Union extended the "Crimean" sanctions against Russia "GoGetNews news

The Council of the European Union on Thursday, June 20, decided to extend sanctions against the Russian Federation for the annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

The statement says that during the meeting, the Rada decided to continue the "Crimean sanctions" for another year. Thus, the sanctions have been extended until June 23, 2020.

"On June 20, 2019, the Council extended the use of restrictive measures in response to Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2020," the Council of the EU reported.

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It is noted that the sanctions apply to individuals and companies that are located in the territory of the European Union. The restrictions include a ban on the import into the EU of goods from the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol, investments, tourism services and the export of certain goods and technologies to the territory of Crimea.

Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said the successful containment of the Russian Federation thanks to the sanctions imposed by the European Union.

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