8 Sep 2021 12:42

EU permanent reps agree another extension of individual Russian sanctions over Ukraine- source

BRUSSELS. Sept 8 (Interfax) - The Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union (Coreper) on Wednesday agreed on another six-month extension of sanctions imposed on individuals and organizations "for undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine," a source in Brussels told Interfax.

The European Council will now have to adopt an official resolution under the written procedure agreed by the permanent representatives. The document will enter into force upon publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The sanctions list currently includes 177 individuals and 48 legal entities.

The sanctions restrict entry to EU countries, freeze financial assets, and ban the provision of financial or other economic resources to the individuals and entities on the sanctions list.

These measures were last prolonged in March 2021. This term expires on September 15, 2021.

The EU first imposed individual sanctions over the situation in Ukraine on March 17, 2014.