The EU Council at the level of the Foreign Ministers, sitting on Monday in Luxembourg, decided to extend restrictive measures against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol for a year, according to the communiqué of the council.

The communiqué notes that the sanctions were extended until June 23, 2018.

This category of sanctions includes bans on imports to the EU of products from the Crimea and Sevastopol, investments in the Crimea and Sevastopol, services related to tourist activities in the Crimea and Sevastopol; Export of a number of goods and technologies to the Crimea and Sevastopol for the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as for the oil and gas and mining industries.

“As stated in the statement of March 17, 2017 by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on behalf of the EU, the European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation and remains determined to fully implement the policy of non-recognition,” the EU Council communicated in its communiqué .

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