A written procedure for the final approval of the extension of sectoral restrictive measures of the EU against Russia must be completed before two o’clock Moscow time on December 21.
BRUSSELS, 18 Dec –. The Council of permanent representatives of the countries of the European Union (EU) at the Union (Coreper) approved the extension by six months the anti-Russian sectoral restrictive measures linked to the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, said a source close to the leadership of the EU.
“The decision was taken in Coreper”, he said.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the USA from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against her: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
On Thursday the representative of the Council of the EU said that the question of extending the sectoral restrictive measures of the European Union (EU) against Russia, which expire on 31 January 2016, included in the agenda of the meeting of the Committee of permanent representatives of the EU on 18 December in Brussels.
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