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 EU extends sanctions against Russian occupied Crimea for another year

On June 19, 2015, the Council extended the EU restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2016.

Censor.NET citing the EC statement reports that the sanctions include prohibitions on:

- imports of products originating in Crimea or Sevastopol into the EU;

- investment in Crimea or Sevastopol, meaning that no Europeans nor EU-based companies can buy real estate or entities in Crimea, finance Crimean companies or supply related services;

- tourism services in Crimea or Sevastopol, in particular, European cruise ships cannot call at ports in the Crimean peninsula, except in case of emergency;

- exports of certain goods and technologies to Crimean companies or for use in Crimea in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors and related to the prospection, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources. Technical assistance, brokering, construction or engineering services related to infrastructure in these sectors must not be provided either.

Read more: By annexing Crimea, Russia disrupted world order in Europe - Merkel

As stated by the European Council on March 19, 2015, the EU continues to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation and remain committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy.

 
 
 
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