EU extends sanctions to protest Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea

BRUSSELS, June 17 (KUNA) — The EU announced here Friday the extension of sanctions in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2017.
The measures apply to EU residents and EU based companies and are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, noted an EU statement.
The sanctions include prohibitions on imports of products originating in Crimea or Sevastopol into the EU, investment in Crimea or Sevastopol, tourism services in Crimea or Sevastopol.
It also includes prohibitions on exports of certain goods and technologies to Crimean companies or for use in Crimea in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors and exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources.
The statement added that the EU continues to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia and remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy. (end) nk.ajs