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EU extends sanctions against Russia

Staff Writer | December 15, 2017
European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months.
Trade relations   The EU first agreed to impose economic sanctions in 2014
“EU united on roll-over of economic sanctions on Russia,” President of the European Council Donald Tusk confirmed on his Twitter account during the EU Leaders Summit in Brussels.

The EU first agreed to impose economic sanctions against Russia in 2014 because of the destabilization of Ukraine by Russia.

These restrictive measures “impose an export and import ban on trade in arms, establish an export ban for dual-use goods for military use or military end users in Russia and curtail Russian access to certain sensitive technologies and services that can be used for oil production and exploration”, according to the council’s website.