EU to Extend Crimea-Related Sanctions Against Russia For Another Year
The EU will prolong the Crimea-related sanctions for another year, despite Russia’s efforts to use the COVID-19 pandemic to lift these restrictive measures.
“The EU unity and solidarity destroyed Russia’s desperate efforts to use COVID-19 for lifting sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation for ongoing aggression against Ukraine. “Crimean package” will be prolonged for another year. Grateful to our EU partners for their unwavering support of Ukraine,” Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Belgium, Representative of Ukraine to the European Union Mykola Tochytskyi posted on Twitter.
As noted, the decision to extend the Crimea-related sanctions against Russia for another year was agreed on June 10 by permanent representatives of the EU member states.
In July 2014, the European Union imposed economic sanctions on Russia in response to its illegal annexation of Crimea and actions to destabilize the situation in eastern Ukraine. In September 2014, these sanctions were strengthened.