The EU Council on foreign Affairs has extended the anti-Russian sanctions
Moscow. June 19. INTERFAX.RU — the EU Council at the level of foreign Ministers, who meet Monday in Luxembourg, decided to extend for one year the restrictive measures against Russia over the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, according to a communiqué of the Council.
The communique noted that the sanctions have been extended till 23 Jun 2018.
This category of sanctions includes bans on imports into the EU of products from Crimea and Sevastopol, investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, services related to tourism activities in Crimea or Sevastopol; the export of certain goods and technologies to Crimea and Sevastopol for transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as for oil and gas and mining industries.
“As indicated in the statement of 17 March 2017 the high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and security policy on behalf of the EU, the European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation and remains determined to fully implement the policy of non-recognition”, — said in a communiqué, the Council of the EU.