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Four countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions
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Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the Council of Europe Decision on extending restrictive measures against Russia, that’s according to a declaration by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU.

The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

It is recalled that on March 13, 2017, the Council adopted Council Decision extending the said restrictive measures until September 15, 2017. The measures in question are asset freezes and travel bans against persons and entities responsible for actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

“The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this Council Decision,” reads the declaration.

The four countries “will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision,” Mogherini said.

In turn, the European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it, accoding to the declaration.

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