Extension of existing restrictive measures
The EU will actively support all diplomatic efforts conducive to creating a new political impetus and will engage further as necessary. Full implementation of the Minsk agreements as a basis for a sustainable political solution to the conflict, respecting Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity, must remain the focus of such talks.
In view of the worsening situation, the Council took decisions concerning restrictive measures. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini said: "We hope this can help putting pressure, in particular on Russia, to make positive steps, and prevent negative steps that we have seen in the recent days."