EU extends Crimea sanctions by one more year

The European Union has endorsed a decision to renew sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation for a further year until June 23, 2022.

The decision was taken on Monday in Brussels at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council without discussion. These sanctions are renewed for a period of one year.

The restrictive measures currently in place include target EU imports of products originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, and infrastructural or financial investments and tourism services in Crimea or Sevastopol. Exports of certain goods and technologies to Crimean companies or for use in Crimea in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors or for the prospection, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources are also subject to EU restrictions.

The EU does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation and continues to condemn this violation of international law, in line with the declaration by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on behalf of the EU on 16 March 2020.

Sanctions were first introduced in June 2014 in response to the attempts to deliberately undermine Ukraine's territorial integrity and destabilize the country. Other EU measures in place in response to the crisis in Ukraine include economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy and individual restrictive measures.

Interfax-Ukraine

News about recent political developments in Ukraine, key Ukrainian economic news and major current events in the CIS and the rest of the world.

https://en.interfax.com.ua/

Related news
Semenchenko reports he placed under arrest again

Semenchenko reports he placed under arrest again

Former Ukrainian deputy Semen Semenchenko, suspected of involvement in the creation of an illegal paramilitary group, has been again detained by a court decision, according to his Facebook page update posted on Monday.

Interfax-Ukraine

See Don Lemon's reaction when ex-Trump doctor gets upset with reporters.

See Don Lemon's reaction when ex-Trump doctor gets upset with reporters.

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) took issue with reporters asking GOP lawmakers if they were vaccinated, and said reporters should be asking the Democrats if they are vaccinated. A CNN survey found that 100% of Democratic lawmakers on Capitol hill have b...

Tom Homan sounds off on Biden ‘enticing’ illegal border crossings.

Tom Homan sounds off on Biden ‘enticing’ illegal border crossings.

Former acting ICE director and Fox News contributor Tom Homan reacts to the growing border crisis. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news se...

Anti-Vaccine Protest In Paris Turns Violent With Clashes Against Police.

Anti-Vaccine Protest In Paris Turns Violent With Clashes Against Police.

Thousands rallied in central Paris against a plan by the French government to introduce Covid-19 vaccine passes that will be required to enter restaurants and other venues. A smaller number of protesters clashed violently with the police. France i...

Proposed Hungary LGBTQ+ legislation could see people abandon the country.

Proposed Hungary LGBTQ+ legislation could see people abandon the country.

A pride march becomes a demonstration against new laws that could censor gay culture in Hungary. Thousands of people at the annual pride march in Budapest are also protesting against a controversial law banning depictions of gay lifestyles and tra...

Rep. Brad Sherman blames rise in crime on COVID, Republicans

Rep. Brad Sherman blames rise in crime on COVID, Republicans

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., says a nationwide rise in violent crime is due to economic loss from COVID and a push to defund police. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is ...

1

The Press Preview - a first look at Sunday's headlines.

The Press Preview - a first look at Sunday's headlines.

Kimberley Leonard takes a first look at Sunday's headlines with the journalist and author Rachel Shabi, and the executive director of the Henry Jackson Society, Alan Mendoza. For a sneak peek at the front pages follow the link below: SUBSCRIBE to ...

1