Date: 8 months ago   Category: Politics

The EU prolongs personal sanctions against Russians


The official decision about extension of sanctions against the 154th person and 44 subjects of business activity will be published on September 5. Diplomats of the European Union have decided to prolong for half a year sanctions against politicians and the companies from Russia, involved in a situation on Donbass and in the Crimea. About it on Monday, September 3, the correspondent of Radio Svoboda Rikard Yozvyak on Twitter has reported. In total in the list 154 persons and 44 subjects of business activity. "Today diplomats of the EU have decided to extend the validity of the visa ban and to freeze assets for six months against politicians from Russia and separatists in the Crimea and on Donbass. Obviously, Zakharchenko will be removed (from the list, - ред)", - Yozvyak has written. According to him, the decision will be officially published on September 5. We will remind, in July the European Union has imposed sanctions because of Kerchensky Bridge and also has prolonged sanctions against Russia till January 31, 2019. Earlier in the Kremlin have said that business numbers of the western countries not delighted with sanctions. "Economic interests begin to prevail over political to pressure sooner or later", – the Russian President's Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov has told. Also he considers that the real blockade against Russia is impossible as it is "the systemically important state". The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova has said that sanctions for construction of Kerchensky Bridge are directed against inhabitants of the peninsula. She has noted that the West "encourages those who were engaged in power blockade of the Crimea, and pursues those who build objects of civil infrastructure". News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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