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The EU prolonged for half a year personal sanctions against Russia — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com the European Union prolonged personal sanctions against Russia for half a year, the press service of the EU Council reported. "Council extended the validity of these restrictive measures (personal sanctions. — RNS) for six months, till September 15, 2019. … Now these measures extend to 170 people and 44 legal entities" — it is said in the statement. In the official magazine of the European Union it is specified that the former head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko who died on August 31, 2018 as a result of explosion in Donetsk was removed from the sanctions list. On March 12 the EU Council prolonged for half a year — till September 15, 2018 — personal sanctions against Russia. 150 natural persons and 38 companies among which there are Russian politicians, businessmen, security officers and also the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics were placed on the sanctions list (the DPR and LPR). Later half a year the EU Council officially prolonged personal sanctions against Russia for six months. Restrictive measures extended to 155 physical and 44 legal entities. Restrictive measures include freezing of assets and the ban on entrance. The EU connects sanctions with undermining territorial integrity of Ukraine, its sovereignty and independence.

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