EU to Renew Russia Sanctions, Keep Bar On Antonov

2017/9/7 16:18:33

Russia's new ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov will remain on the EU sanctions list as no country asked for his removal. (file photo)

 


From RFE/RL, Sep 06, 2017

 

BRUSSELS -- The European Union will prolong its asset freezes and visa bans on Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine for another six months, with Russia's new ambassador to the United States likely to remain on the list, diplomats said.

 

Ambassadors from the 28 EU member states decided to renew the measures at a meeting on September 6 in Brussels, according to several diplomats who were close to the talks but were not authorized to speak publicly about the decision.

 

EU justice ministers are expected to give the final confirmation on September 14, one day before they are due to expire, the diplomats said.

 

The diplomats said that Russia's new ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov will remain on the EU sanctions list as no country asked for his removal.

 

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