The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree which lifts the sanctions from Eritrea that were introduced by Moscow in 2010. The document was published on the website of legal information and has already entered into force.
Russia joined the sanctions against Eritrea following the UN Security Council resolution of December 23, 2009. The resolution banned the supply of weapons, froze the personal and business accounts. The restrictive measures were a result of the sale of weapons by the Eritrean authorities to militants in Somalia.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on imposing sanctions on Eritrea in the summer of 2010. After the peace treaty signed by Ethiopia and Eritrea last July, Moscow proposed to lift the restrictive measures.
As a result, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that removes sanctions.