Today, June 17, the European Union has decided to extend economic sanctions against Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia, Ukrinform reports.
“The EU Council extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until June 23, 2017,” reads the statement.
As noted, the sanctions are imposed on the activities of the EU persons and EU based companies on the territory of Crimea. In particular, the ban is imposed on the import of products from Crimea and Sevastopol; investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, including a ban on the purchase of real estate, financing Crimean companies and providing relative services; tourism services, in particular, European cruise ships cannot call at ports in the Crimean peninsula; export of certain goods and technologies to Crimea, in particular for use in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors (including the use of oil, gas and minerals).
The decision to extend sanctions against the Russian Federation can be accepted by the European Union in June 24, 2016.