The head of the Ministry of economy and Finance of member countries of the EU on the last working day of the week without discussion will prolong the punishment against the Crimea, taking the proper decision of the EU Council, said Last news European diplomat.
in the chart of the Ministerial meeting is the decision of the Council of the EU on the introduction of changes in a document, before the European Union imposed penalties against the Crimea and Sevastopol. It is housed in the so-called list of items " A ", which were approved without discussion at either the Ministerial meeting between the EU, As previously agreed upon by member countries. As highlighted in the chart, the changes were approved at the meeting of permanent representatives of member countries of the EU on Wednesday.
"Yes, this will be the extension of sanctions against the Crimea ", - said the diplomat. According to him, the punishment May be increased by a year. Last week, the permanent representative of Luxembourg to the EU Christian brown said that the Crimean punishment will be prolonged for a year in a few days.
punishment against the Crimea were introduced for the first time in June 2014 and is valid till 23 June 2015. The limits were developed with the ban of the import into the EU of subjects without Ukrainian certificates, later the European Union banned the import to the Crimea a significant number of items from the EU and banned investments in the economy of the Peninsula.
European officials have many times stated that the penalties against the Crimea and Sevastopol are part of the so-called policy of non-recognition of joining the Peninsula to Russia. According to the position of the EU, they will be automatically extended if the situation will not change.
on the first day of the week it is expected the official extension of the EU restrictive measures against Russia economic sanctions. Sectoral punishment, expiring at the end of July, the European Union put in direct dependence on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
on Wednesday, a source close to the leadership of the EU, said Last news that the permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU approved the extension of economic sanctions against Russia by six months until the end of January 2016. According to his statement, a List of existing penalties will not change, And a formal opinion on the extension will be taken at the Council of foreign Ministers of EU countries who will gather in Luxembourg on 22 June.
The action of the 3rd set of penalties - individual - expires on fifteen September 2015. Ban on entry into the EU and a freeze in the EU assets entered about 150 individuals, And among them Russian officials and authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, as well As 37 legal entities.
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