The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of member countries of the EU on the first day of the week prolonged effect of the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, approving appropriate amendments to the EU decision on sectoral restrictive measures concerning Russia, said the EU Council.
The permanent representatives of member countries of the EU agreed on the extension of sanctions until 31 January 2016 at the meeting on 17 June, the question was submitted for the approval of foreign Ministers. On the first day of the week Ministers meeting in Luxembourg approved the report on the renewal of sectoral measures. It was included in the number of points " A ", which are taken at the meeting without further discussion.
"Paragraphs" And " accepted penalties against Russia extended ", - is informed in the report of the Council of the EU.
The European Union as of 1 August 2014 imposed economic penalties against Russia, which were expanded in September 2014. The embargo on fresh contracts on import and export from the EU to the Russian Federation weapons And items and dual-use technologies.
Under the penalties were Russian-owned banks and oil industry of the Russian Federation. European investors are not allowed to issue fresh loans to five major financial institutions - Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Russian agricultural Bank and Vnesheconombank for a period of more than 30 days, And you can also buy their shares and bonds of new issues with a maturity of more than 30 days.
under the sanctions have restricted access to EU capital markets a number of Russian companies, including Rosneft, Transneft and Gazprom Neft ". In addition, prohibited the supply of equipment and services for deepwater exploration and production of oil, work in the Arctic and in the shale oil in Russia. The EU also took the punishment relative to the defense sector of the Russian Federation and banned European companies to supply products of dual use of nine Russian companies.
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