Alexander Shishlo. Extended by the EU Council penalties against individuals and legal entities from Russia and Ukraine, which the EU considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, entered the first day of the week in a force - fitting the decree promulgated in the published journal of the EU.
The EU Council blessed the first day of the week the renewal of sanctions until March 2016, aimed at " countering the threats to the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine ". The story is about the assets freeze and the travel ban in the EU on 149 persons legal entities and 37. These measures extended to fifteen March 2016.
The second of September the Committee of permanent Plenipotentiaries of the EU countries decided to extend for six months - until March 2016 - action penalties against individual citizens and legal entities from Russia and Ukraine, expiring fifteen September.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016.