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Ukraine territorial integrity: EU extends sanctions by 6 months

Council of the EU
  • 10/03/2016
  • 13:30
  • Press release
  • 116/16
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
10/03/2016
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On 10 March 2016, the Council extended by six months EU restrictive measures against 146 people and 37 companies in view of the continuing undermining or threatening of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

The asset freeze and travel ban have been extended until 15 September 2016. Three deceased people were removed from the list of targets subject to the restrictive measures.

The measures had been introduced in March 2014 and were last extended in September 2015.

The relevant legal acts will be published in the Official Journal on 12 March 2016.