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 No reason for lifting anti-Russian sanctions, says EU Commissioner Hahn

Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says he sees no reason for lifting of sanctions imposed against Russia over Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET, he said in an interview with Radio Svoboda.

According to him, the future of sanctions depends on successful implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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Hahn said the sanctions were imposed over violations of the international law, and the situation has not changed so far.

In 2014, the European Union, the United States and several other countries imposed sanctions against Russia following its 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.

 
 
 
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