EU plans to extend the anti-Russian sanctions for six months

EU plans in March to extend sanctions against Russians, Bloomberg news agency reported, citing sources in Brussels.

“Four EU officials said that the member states (EU) plan in mid-March to prolong the sanctions for another six months for 100 citizens of Ukraine and Russia: among them Arkady Rotenberg co-owner of SMP Bank and InvestCapitalBank, and the largest shareholder of the bank “Russia” Yuri Kovalchuk, “- said the agency.

The European Union imposed sanctions against Russia in 2014. The reason for this decision were the events in Ukraine. Since then, the restrictions repeatedly extended and expanded.

September 15 the EU has once again extended the restrictions until March 2017.

Original: RIA Novosti

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