The Council of the EU has extended economic sanctions against Russia by six months

the EU Council on Friday, June 19, has decided to extend sanctions for another six months against Russia — until 23 June 2021, according to the website of the Board.

the Sanctions were imposed in June 2014 after the referendum in Crimea on accession to Russia and those limits are constantly being extended.

the Decision was taken following a teleconference of the heads of state and government of the European Union. Germany and France are dissatisfied with the implementation of the Minsk agreements. “The progress made does not allow us to recommend not to renew sanctions against Russia. Today we, the European Council decided to once again extend the sanctions for another six months,” — said the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

In the list of sanctions more than twenty restrictions, including diplomatic measures and restrictions against otdelnyh entities.

the Current restrictive measures ban the import of made in Crimea or Sevastopol products to the EU, to invest in infrastructure and financial tools, and also to render tourist services in Crimea and Sevastopol. Under the EU sanctions falls and export of certain goods and technology to Crimean companies or for use in Crimea in the transport, telecommunications and energy sector and sectors related to exploration, development and production of oil, gas and mining.