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The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia

Евросоюз продлил санкции против РоссииThe decision was taken by EU leaders at a summit in Brussels.

The European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia imposed over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s actions in the conflict in Ukraine.

This was announced by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk in his Twitter on Thursday, June 22.

“Agreed. EU extends economic sanctions against Russia for what it did not sufficiently comply with the Minsk agreements,” wrote Tusk.

Restrictive measures will be in effect for another six months. For this decision voted by the heads of state and government at the summit in Brussels. As pointed Tusk, the summit noted the weak implementation of the Minsk agreements.

The sanctions apply to Russian state banks, import and export of arms, the most important enterprises of the oil and gas industry of Russia and was valid until July 2017.

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