The EU Permanent Representatives Committee, which is the main preparatory body of the Council of the European Union, has agreed to extend Crimea-related sanctions on Russia, which are now set to be approved by the council, a source in EU bodies told Sputnik on Wednesday.
According to the source, the permanent representatives considered extending restrictive measures against Russia’s Crimea and Sevastopol at their Wednesday meeting and it is currently up to the council to finish the procedure.

The Foreign Affairs Council is expected to meet in Luxembourg on June 17. 
Five years later, the results of the vote and Crimea’s reunification with Russia are still viewed by Kiev authorities and the West as illegitimate.

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