The EU approved a new individual sanctions against Crimean officials

The Finance Ministers of EU countries agreed on a new targeted sanctions against Crimean officials. About it reports Reuters.

“The Council [of heads of Finance] approved a new list of persons subject to restrictive measures in connection with their actions that undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine”, — said the Minister of Finance of Slovakia Peter Kazimir.

What the officials in question are not reported.

On 17 June, the European Union has extended for one year restrictive measures against the Crimea and Sevastopol. The decision was made “in the framework of the strategy-recognition of the annexation” of the Peninsula to Russia.

The sanctions include a ban on imports into the EU of Crimean goods, any European investment in Crimea, including the acquisition of real estate there, business financing, provision of services, in particular tourism. European naval vessels permitted to enter Crimean ports except in emergency situations.

In Crimea banned the export of goods and technologies in the field of transport, telecommunications, energy sector, oil production and refining, natural resource extraction, limited to the provision of any technical services to companies working in these sectors. The EU has banned its entrepreneurs all commercial activities with Crimea, if the transactions are not executed through the Ukrainian customs.

These measures are part of a wider restrictive measures imposed by Western countries against Moscow after the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation.

The anti-Russian sanctions policy of the EU comprises three different areas: visa restrictions against Russian citizens, economic sanctions against a number of Russian state companies in the oil, defense and financial sectors, as well as restrictive measures concerning Crimea.