On June 18, the EU extended sanctions against the Russian Federation in connection with the annexation of Crimea. These restrictions will be valid until June 23, 2021. The measures include a ban on the import of goods from Crimea to EU countries. In addition, infrastructural or financial investments and tourism services on the peninsula are prohibited. The export of some goods and technologies for Crimean companies also fell under the restrictions. The EU still does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia.
Later, the sectoral European Union extended economic sanctions until January 31 in connection with the events in the Donbass.
Six countries have repeatedly supported the extension of the sanctions imposed in 2014.
Earlier, the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Jacek Czaputovich, promised to fight in the European Union for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, but only if the Minsk agreements are fulfilled and the situation in Ukraine is resolved.
Before that, the representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Mykola Tochinsky, called on Brussels to introduce new sanctions against Moscow due to the opening of a railway connection with Crimea.
Great Britain agreed to partially lift the sanctions. It was about the import of foil and pipes.