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Permanent representatives of 28 member countries of the European Union (Coreper) on may 8 will consider a new package of sanctions against Russia. It is reported TASS with reference to the announcement of the upcoming meeting.
“Coreper will consider the inclusion of new positions in the list of restrictive measures in connection with the elections of the President of Russia on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol”, — the Agency, explaining that in the case of a successful negotiation the solution must then be formally and unanimously approved by the Council of the EU.
In March, the EU extended until September 15 sanctions against 150 people and 38 organizations from Russia in connection with the situation around Ukraine.
The EU, USA and several other countries have introduced restrictive measures against Russia in 2014 and linking them with the annexation of Crimea, and then — with the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. In response, Moscow imposed a ban on food imports from most of the countries that supported anti-Russian sanctions.
Moscow has repeatedly stressed that it is not a party to the conflict in the Donbass, and the responsibility for the implementation of the agreements lies on Kiev. Also in Russia insist that the accession of Crimea was fully consistent with international norms.
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