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EU decided to extend sanctions against Russia for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine
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EU Council extended personal sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies, involved in aggression of Russian Federation.

Council of the European Union decided to extend sanctions against individuals and companies involved in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine for another six months. It was reported by the press service of the Council of Europe, reports.

The decision concerns 146 individuals and 37 legal entities and includes asset freeze and travel ban.

The sanctions are extended until March 15, 2017. The full text of the document will be published on September 16.

As it was reported earlier, the EU first imposed sanctions on Russia in March 2014 due to the annexation of the Crimea.

Previously, the Office for the Control of international assets in US Department of the Treasury added a number of individuals and companies to the list of sectoral sanctions in connection with the conflict in Ukraine against, according to

Besides, European Union ambassadors have prolonged asset freezes and visa bans on individuals and entities from the Russian Federation.

Prolonging of EU's economic sanctions targeting Russia's energy, military, and financial sectors will be discussed by EU leaders when they meet for an EU summit in October in Brussels.

As reported earlier by, EU Committee approved the proposed six-month extension of individual sanctions against Russia.

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