The Council of Permanent Representatives of the EU member states (COREPER) decided to extend sanctions against Russia over the aggression in Crimea and Donbas. COREPER supported the decision on Wednesday at the level of ambassadors to extend for the next six months the package of sanctions for actions undermining the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Ukraine welcomes the decision Ukraine has welcomed the decision of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU to extend sanctions against 177 individuals and 48 legal entities who undermine the sovereignty of our state. We welcome the decision of the EU Permanent Representatives Committee to extend for the next six months, until March 15, 2022, the EU's personal sanctions against 177 individuals and 48 legal entities in connection with their actions that undermine/threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine, First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar wrote on Twitter. According to the diplomat, the EU sanctions should continue until the full de-occupation of the Ukrainian territories. Ukraine will work with the EU to expand the scope of sanctions, including to those responsible for rights violations, including the illegal detentions in Crimea on September 3 and 4.