Censor.NET reports citing Bloomberg.
Four EU officials said member governments intend by mid-March to prolong the sanctions for another six months on more than 100 Ukrainians and Russians. Among them: Arkady Rotenberg, co-owner of SMP Bank and InvestCapitalBank, and Yury Kovalchuk, the biggest shareholder in Bank Rossiya.
In 2014, the European Union, the United States and other countries have imposed sanctions against Russia due to the occupation of the Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine.
Talks on visa-free regime and a new basic agreement on cooperation were suspended. A number of Russian officials were banned to enter the EU and their assets were frozen.
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