EU sanctions against Russia extended until January 2016
The Council has announced that it has extended EU economic sanctions introduced in response to Russia’s alleged destabilising role in Eastern Ukraine until 31 January 2016.
This follows an agreement at the European Council in March 2015, when EU leaders linked the duration of these sanctions to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements, which is foreseen by 31 December 2015.
The restrictive measures were imposed in July 2014 and reinforced in September 2014. They target certain exchanges with Russia in the financial, energy and defence sectors and dual-use goods.
The Decision extending the economic sanctions against Russia for a further six months has been published in the Official Journal.
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