The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia because of the annexation of the Crimea in 2014 for another 6 months. This was reported by Radio Liberty correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter on Wednesday, September 7th. This decision affects 146 people and 37 legal entities from Russia, Ukraine, and the occupied Crimea.
According to the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel in Brussels, this decision should be published before September 15th, when the term of the previous sanctions expire.
"It's mostly the leaders of terrorists and those involved in the Crimean annexation. It is a list of individuals and companies that are involved in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. These 27 companies are mainly companies that operate in Crimean territory, and also a Russian bank," the correspondent said.
There are also some personal sanctions that prohibit entry into the EU and freeze assets in EU territory.
"It is believed that these sanctions are extended easily. The European Council usually extends them without discussion. Much more difficult are the economic sanctions that affect Russian economic sectors. They will be discussed at the summits of the European Council, and, according to experts, it will be more difficult to extend them than personal sanctions," the correspondent added.