17 Jun 2024 15:52

EU extends Crimean sanctions package against Russia

BRUSSELS. June 17 (Interfax) - The Council of the European Union announced on Monday that it is extending until June 23, 2025 sanctions against Russia it introduced initially in June 2014 over Crimea's and the city of Sevastopol's integration into Russia.

The restrictive measures currently in place include prohibitions targeting imports of products originating from Crimea or Sevastopol into the EU, infrastructure or financial investment and tourism services from Crimea or Sevastopol, and exports of certain goods and technologies to Crimean companies or for use in Crimea in the transport, telecommunications, and energy sectors or for the prospecting, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources, the council said in a statement available on its official website.

"The EU remains steadfast in its commitment to Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and its inherent right of self-defense," the EU said.