Factbox: Existing EU sanctions against Russia over turmoil in Ukraine
29 Nov 2018

European Union leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels in December are expected to extend for another year the bloc’s main economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.

The bloc is debating whether to add more sanctions over the latest flare-up of tensions between the two on the Azov Sea.

Below is a list of measures already in place.

The bloc first imposed sanctions after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Kiev in March, 2014, and ratcheted them up as Moscow went on to back rebels fighting against government troops in east Ukraine.

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS

– The bloc’s main, economic sanctions against Russia cover the financial, energy and defence sectors. They are in place until the end of January, 2019, and EU leaders are expected to agree next month to extend them for another year.

– By Gabriela Baczynska, Reuters, 28 November 2018.

Link to Reuters.

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