"Damascus condemns this step, once again exposing the leaders of the European Union as accomplices in the war unleashed against Syria, who are responsible for the bloodshed and devastation," the TASS statement was quoted as saying.

Damascus added that "cruel and unjust" restrictions by the EU have an impact on the daily life and health of Syrian citizens, which "increases the suffering of the population."

Also, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the SAR added that the extension of the sanctions speaks of the erroneous policy of the EU and "its complete dependence on the will of the United States."

Earlier, the European Union extended the sanctions against individuals and enterprises in Syria until June 1, 2022.