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EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for a year

19 June 2017

Foreign Ministers of member countries of the European Union, without discussions, have prolonged the current sanctions against the Crimea for a year, according to the EU Council.

As reported, the Council of the European Union at a meeting at the level of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday at extended the restrictive measures against Russian Federation for annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol for one year until June 23, 2018, the document said.

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The EU has blocked the import of products from Crimea and halted any European investment or real estate purchases and prevents cruise ships from stopping in Crimea.

Crimea is also subject to the ban on the export of goods and technologies in the field of transport, telecommunications, energy, oil production and refining and mineral resources production and any technical services operating in these sectors.

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These sanctions are just one part of a raft of measures the European Union has imposed on Russian Federation for its role in the conflict in Ukraine and misuse of Ukrainian state funds. Moscow has repeatedly denied meddling in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.Over 90 percent of Crimea's residents voted in favor of the reunification in a referendum, the results of which have not been recognized by Ukraine, Brussels and Washington. The 28-member bloc has also extended an array of other sanctions on Moscow for another six months in March.

The sanctions were adopted in 2014 in response to Russia's illegal annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, and have since been extended on a yearly basis.

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EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for a year