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EU extends sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea for another year

Jun 17, 2024

On June 17, the EU Council decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the European Union in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation until June 23 next year.

The press service of the EU Council reported this on Monday, according to Yevropeiska Pravda.


The restrictive measures currently in force were first introduced in June 2014 and include a ban on imports into the EU of goods originating in illegally annexed Crimea or Sevastopol, as well as on infrastructure or financial investments and tourism services from illegally annexed Crimea or Sevastopol.

In addition, the export of certain goods and technologies to Crimean companies or for use in illegally annexed Crimea in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as for the prospecting, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources, is also subject to EU restrictions.

The EU does not recognize and continues to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation as a violation of international law.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 17/06/2024

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