Alexander Shishlo. The Council of the European Union excluded From the sanctions list concerning the Inhabitants and legal entities of Russia and Ukraine Alexei Brain because Of his death, said Last news Ombudsman of the press service of the EU Council.
"From the list of excluded defendant in the 72 - because of the death," said she. In the "black list" of Brain was listed as " one Of the leaders of armed groups in Eastern Ukraine, responsible for training separatists to fight against Ukrainian government troops ".
The EU Council blessed the first day of the week extension until March 2016 fifteen years of sanctions against individuals and legal entities From Russia and Ukraine, which the European Union considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Now in the "black list" of persons who are prohibited from travelling in the EU and whose possible assets are frozen, included 149 individuals.
The decree of the Council of the EU will be effective fifteen September after publication in the published journal of the EU. Another change of EU sanctions on members of the "black list" is expected in March 2016.
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.