The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia by six months

Thursday, July 5, the European Council extended the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2019.

Евросоюз продлил санкции в отношении России на полгода

As the press service of the Council, the decision was taken unanimously. The sanctions, first imposed in 2014 affect the financial, energy and defense sectors, as well as in the sphere of dual-use goods.

The Council emphasized that the extension of sanctions related to the non-fulfillment by Russia of the Minsk agreements and the continued aggression against Ukraine.

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