The Council of the European Union decided to strike at Russian President Vladimir Putin a crushing blow by the annexation of the Crimea
About it reports TASS.
“The Committee of permanent representatives of the EU on 12 June approved without discussion the decision to extend for 12 months the sanctions on the Crimea. The EU Council also there was no discussion of this topic, the decision to extend the sanctions were approved automatically “written procedure”, i.e. without an open vote,” – said in the message.
Verify that the sanctions against Russia were introduced after the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea in 2014, and includes three branches: visa restrictions, economic sanctions and restrictive measures against the Crimea.
“the first block of the sanctions are renewed every six months, and restrictive measures against the Crimea once a year”, — underlined in the message.
As previously reported, it became known as President Vladimir Zelensky going to return the occupied Crimea and Donbas. In particular, the President Vladimir Zelensky said that he intends to return the occupied Crimea and Donbas with the tightening of sanctions against the aggressor country.
So, journalists asked Zelensky as he considers the position of individual EU countries about the weakening of sanctions against Russia. The President of Ukraine stressed that the first need to recall the reason for the imposition of sanctions to those who advocate the lifting of sanctions.
“My position is clear and simple. Sanctions are the only tool for liberation of the occupied territories, restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty, and the return of our people”, — says Vladimir Zelensky.
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