The proposal on extending the package of restrictive measures against Russia for the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol, agreed on June 6 by the EU countries permanent representatives, would be approved by the Foreign Ministers at a meeting of the EU Council in Luxembourg, the European official said in an anonymous conversation, the source reported.
Ministers will extend restrictive measures for the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until June 23, 2018, without discussion, according to the newsletter for the EU Council meeting in Luxembourg.
“These measures apply to EU citizens and enterprises established in the EU. Their effect is limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol”, the document reports.
This category of sanctions includes bans on import of products from Crimea and Sevastopol to the EU, investments in the Crimea and Sevastopol, services related to tourist activities in the Crimea and Sevastopol, exports of a number of goods for the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as for the oil and gas and mining industries and technologies to the Crimea and Sevastopol.
The official's colleague urged not to confuse the "Crimean" sanctions with economic ones, which the EU connects with the implementation of the Minsk agreements, saying that "those sanctions are in force until the end of July."