The EU extended the black list against Russian officials


Photo: Alexander Polehenko / RIA Novosti

The Council of the European Union decided to blacklist five more people because of the past in Crimea Russia’s presidential election. It is reported TASS with reference to sources in Brussels.

According to the source, these persons “are connected with actions to undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty in the context of voting in the Crimea.” The names of fallen under the sanctions are not specified.

The decision will come into force on Tuesday, may 15, after his release, the source added.

Presidential elections in Russia were held on 18 March 2018. The results of the vote won by Vladimir Putin, supported him 76,69 percent of voters. May 7, Putin is the fourth time took office of the President.

In March, the EU also extended until 15 September 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 accession to Russia 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.

The Kremlin insists that the procedure for the annexation of Crimea was fully consistent with international norms.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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