On March 12, the European Union extended the anti-Russian sanctions for another six months, according to the EU website.

“The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They continue to apply to 150 persons and 38 entities,” reads the message on the EU website.

Reportedly, the sanctions were extended until September 15, 2018 due to the threat of territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

Earlier, the US Treasury stated the intention to continue pressure on Russia, including additional personal sanctions for the annexation of the Crimea and possible interference of the Russian Federation in the election of the US president.

And the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated that he was in favor of imposing sanctions for visiting the Crimea annexed by Russia.