Vladimir Dobrovolsky, Maria Knyazeva. The Committee of permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU on Wednesday discusses the economic renewal of restrictive measures against Russia and sanctions against the Crimea, said Last news European staff of the foreign Ministry.
before the Commissioners of the European Union stated that the renewal of the Crimean punishment, expiring on June 23, is expected in a few days. According to the permanent representative of Luxembourg to the EU Christian brown, the restrictions will be extended for one year. He also said that economic sanctions against Russia, which expires at the end of July, would extend by six months to allow time to assess the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine. A senior EU Commissioner in early summer also argued that sectoral punishment against Russia, Possibly, will be extended until the end of January 2016.
"At today's meeting of the division of permanent representatives discussed punishment against the Crimea and sectoral punishment against Russia. We will talk about when you will be extended the restrictive measures, " said the European diplomat, who requested anonymity.
To extend the restrictive measures of the EU was necessary to make regulations that officially would codify fresh expiration dates." Discussion is underway on legislation, " said a source close to the leadership of the EU, explaining the content of the discussions at the meeting of the permanent representatives of the Department.
In addition to the decision in principle on the extension of sanctions, the EU also aims to determine exactly when the measures will be extended. Final formal decision on prolongation of punishment was adopted by the Council of Ministers of member countries of the EU.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news