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 EU Council to consider extension of anti-Russian sanctions tomorrow

The Council of the European Union has announced the date for consideration of the extension of sanctions imposed against Russia.

On Tuesday, June 21, the Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (COREPER) intends to consider extending of the sectoral sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation over its aggression against Ukraine. The Council of the EU informed UNIAN today, June 20, Censor.NET reports.

"It is scheduled for tomorrow," the Council of the European Union representative said.

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In 2014, the European Union, the United States and several other countries imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with the occupation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine. These restrictive measures were repeatedly extended and expanded. In particular, the talks on visa waiver and a new basic agreement on cooperation were suspended; several Russia's officials were banned to travel to the EU while their assets were attached. Trade, financial, and military restrictions were introduced. The sanctions list included a total of 151 individuals and 37 entities. The sectoral sanctions were imposed against 20 Russian financial, oil-producing and defense companies.

The Russian Federation imposed a package of retaliation sanctions against the EU, U.S., Australia, Canada, and Norway in August 2014. The so-called counter-sanctions prohibited imports of fruit, vegetables, as well as dairy and meat products to Russia from these countries for a one year period.
 
 
 
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