The leaders of the European Union have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. This was stated by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk in his twitter, - Russian Interfax reports.
"Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk Agreement", - Tusk wrote.
The statement recalls that on June 19, the EU Council decided at the level of Foreign Ministers to extend restrictive measures against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol for a year. This category of sanctions includes bans on imports to the EU of products from the Crimea and Sevastopol, investments in the Crimea and Sevastopol, services related to tourist activities in the Crimea and Sevastopol; export of a number of goods and technologies to the Crimea and Sevastopol for the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as for the oil and gas and mining industries.