EU Council's resolution extending individual anti-Russian sanctions comes into effect
The Council of the European Union's September 15 resolution to extend individual sanctions against 146 Russian and Ukrainian people and 37 legal entities by six months - until March 15, 2017 - was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Friday.
These lists include people and organizations, who, the EU believes, are responsible for violating Ukraine's territorial integrity and damaging its sovereignty. The sanctions include a freeze on bank assets in EU countries and a ban on issuing visas for trips to EU countries.
The resolution came into effect immediately upon its publication in the EU's Official Journal.