BRUSSELS (QHA) -

Five European countries - Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Georgia and Ukraine - expressed support for the EU's decision to extend sanctions against the Crimea, the EU Council press service said in a statement.

Reportedly, on June 18, 2018, the EU Council extended restrictive measures in the Crimea until June 23, 2019.

“Candidate countries Montenegro and Albania, Norway, which is the European Economic Area state, as well as Ukraine and Georgia have joined the declaration,” High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stated.

Note that the EU sanctions include a ban on imports of goods from Crimea and Sevastopol into the EU; investment in the Crimea or Sevastopol; tourist services in the Crimea and Sevastopol, in particular, European cruise liners cannot enter the Crimean ports; export of certain goods and technologies to the Crimea, in particular, in the sphere of transport, telecommunications and energy.

Previously, July 18, the EU decided to impose individual sanctions against six persons involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch bridge. According to the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, this decision shows the inevitability of punishment for those who are involved in the construction of the bridge.

Earlier, Justice Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko said that Ukraine intends to file lawsuits against the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over military aggression continuing in the Donbas.

Source: European Truth

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