The EU has prolonged its sanctions on Russia for “actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine” for a further 6 months, until 15 September 2018. These measures consist of asset freezes and travels restrictions on 150 people and 38 entities. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/392 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/388. EU press release here.
Last week, the EU extended until 6 March 2019 its asset freezes on 13 individuals “responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to Ukrainian public funds” (see previous blog here).
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