EU President Donald Tusk announced yesterday that the EU has decided to renew its economic sanctions on Russia, imposed in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, for 6 months. They are currently due to expire on 1 August 2017.
These “phase 3” sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy, and defence sectors, restrict trade in dual-use goods and some Russian banks’ access to EU capital markets. The EU has said sanctions on Russia should continue until Russia complies with the Minsk agreements.
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