EU extended individual sanctions against Russia
The EU extended individual sanctions against Russia. Restrictive measures include, but are not limited to, freezing of assets and travel restrictions. Currently, sanctions have been imposed on 170 individuals and 44 legal entities.
This is stated in the message of the Council of the EU.
Sanctions extended until March 15, 2020.
Earlier, RIA Novosti, citing a source in EU structures, reported that EU Permanent Representatives agreed on a six-month extension of sanctions against Russia. Later, former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko also said that the EU agreed to extend sanctions against Russia.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on a possible extension of EU anti-Russian sanctions. According to her, "this is a hackneyed record."