The EU prolongates sanctions against Crimea for one year

Crimea

Today the Council of European Union has prolongated till June 23, 2017 the restrictive measures imposed in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

The current sanctions expire on June 23 this year.

The sanctions include prohibition to import to EU goods from Crimea and Sevastopol; invest in Crimea or Sevastopol; tourist services in Crimea and Sevastopol (in particular European cruise ships cannot enter the Crimean ports); export of certain goods and technologies to Crimea (in particular transport, telecommunications and energy).

It is expected that the economic sanctions against Russia imposed for the beginning of the war in the east of Ukraine will also be renewed next week.

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