On Tuesday, the EU Council wants to make a technical clarification to the black list of citizens of Russia and Ukraine, according to the agenda of the Council meeting at the level of Ministers of economy and Finance.
"Will made a number of changes of a technical nature not related to the naming part of the blacklist. This procedure is a formal statement that is executed automatically, without discussion, included in section "miscellaneous" of the Ministerial meeting, " explained a diplomatic source news Agency in one of the missions of the EU countries.
according to his statement, these changes will become effective " a few days after the publication in a public journal of the European Union ". Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of 2014 imposed against Russia 1st package of sanctions, then it was extended. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment, which has spread to agro-industrial products from USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. EU from time to time makes a technical correction to the text of its decisions on individual restrictive measures concerning Russia, which, for example, have the opportunity to be associated with the clarification of the legal wording of the text, or correction in the spelling of names and surnames of participants of the list. In the black list of the EU are today 146 Residents of Russia and Ukraine, and 37 organizations - mostly government agencies and military forces proclaimed the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. All the defendants in the list are denied access to the site and to the banking system of the EU. The Council of the EU extends the validity of this sanctions every six months, its current validity period Ends March 17.