Source: EU Council extends sanctions against Russian, Ukrainian entities
15:15, Thursday, 15 September, 2016
The Council of the European Union has approved the extension of sanctions related to the black list of individuals and organizations of Russia and Ukraine until March 15, 2017, a source with the EU Council told TASS. The decision is formal because on September 7 the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) brought the political verdict to extend the sanctions. "The decision to extend the effect of the list of sanctioned individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation and Ukraine for six months was made in written form and will enter into force upon publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on September 16. The restrictive measures have been extended to March 15, 2017," he said.