EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months

The European Union formally agreed on Friday to prolong its economic sanctions against Russia by six months until July 2019, the European Council said.

The decision followed last week's update on the implementation of the Minsk agreement and other deals related to EU's sanctions against Moscow of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The measures are focused on financial, energy and defense sectors, as well as dual-use goods, and were originally imposed in July 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Source: VOV5