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Further sanctions over situation in Eastern Ukraine agreed

EU News 322/2014

Council of the European Union
ST 12162/14
Brussels, 24 July 2014

As requested by the Foreign Affairs Council of 22 July, the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives today discussed EU restrictive measures in view of the situation in Eastern Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea.

The Committee agreed to add further persons and entities responsible for action against Ukraine's territorial integrity to the list of those subject to an asset freeze and a visa ban. This comes in addition to the currently 72 persons and two entities under EU sanctions over the situation in Ukraine.

The meeting also reached agreement on extending the designation criteria. This will pave the way for imposing asset freezes and visa bans on persons and entities that actively support or are benefiting from Russian decision makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea or the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine.

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