15:28 19.06.2017

Price for Crimea annexation attempt should grow - Poroshenko on EU's extension of Russia sanctions

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko welcomes the decision of the Council of the European Union to extend for another year the sanctions against Russia over the annexation of the Crimea.

"I welcome the decision of the EU Council to extend for another year the 'Crimean package' of sanctions, the price for the annexation attempt and aggression should grow," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.

As reported, the Council of the European Union at a meeting at the level of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday at extended the restrictive measures against Russia for annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol for one year until June 23, 2018, the document said.

This category of sanctions includes prohibitions on imports of products originating in Crimea or Sevastopol into the EU, investment in Crimea or Sevastopol, tourism services in Crimea or Sevastopol, and exports of certain goods and technologies to Crimean companies or for use in Crimea in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors and related to the prospection, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources.

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