EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis for six months

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‘The European Union (EU) has formally extended for another six months its sanctions against Russia-linked individuals over their alleged role in the Ukrainian crisis.

The Council said in a statement on Monday that it “prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months until September 15.”

The 28-member bloc noted that the new sanctions, which include asset freezes and travel bans, apply to 150 persons and 37 entities, saying that the names would be officially published on March 14.’

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