The Council of the European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for the illegal annexation of the Crimea for a year. This is stated in the report of the Council of the EU, posted on its website on Monday, - Interfax-Ukraine writes.
"On June 18, 2018, the Council extended restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until June 23, 2019", - the report said.
Sanctions, in particular, include bans on imports to the EU of products from the Crimea and Sevastopol, investments in the Crimea and Sevastopol, what means a ban for Europeans or European companies to purchase real estate on the peninsula, financing of Crimean companies, as well as a ban on the provision of goods delivery services.
"These measures are being applied to the EU citizens and companies established in the EU. Their efficiency is limited to the territory of the Crimea and Sevastopol", - the report said
Moreover, these measures provide for bans on services related to tourist activities in the Crimea and Sevastopol; export of a number of goods and technologies to the peninsula for transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, related to the prospecting and production of oil, gas and mineral resources.
"Technical assistance, intermediary, construction or engineering services, related to infrastructure in these sectors, should not be provided as well", - the EU Council notes.