Six countries join EU decision to extend sanctions against Crimea

Six countries have joined the EU in their decision to extend sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol. This was said in a statement by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

The decision was joined in by candidate countries for EU membership, Montenegro and Albania; members of the European Economic Area, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as Ukraine and Georgia.

“They will ensure that their national policies conform to this decision of the EU Council. The EU takes note of this commitment and welcomes them,” the statement read.

It was previously reported that the 17th of June, the EU Council extended the restrictive EU measures until the 23rd of June 2017. These measures were imposed in response to the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

  EU, Ukraine, Russia, crimea, Sanctions