On 13 March, the Council of the European Union extended the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine by six months. The sanctions, now valid until 15 September 2020, apply to 175 people and 44 entities, following the removal of two deceased persons from the list.
The EU said that the measures will continue to consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions.
The EU’s response to the situation in Ukraine includes economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy and restrictive measures for the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol (limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol).
The measures were first introduced in March 2014 and were last extended in September 2019. The legal acts related to this new six-month extension were published in the EU Official Journal on 13 March 2020.
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