EU expands sanctions against Russia/Ukraine
Following yesterday’s referendums held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in East Ukraine and in the absence of any steps towards the de-escalation of the crisis, the EU Foreign Affairs Council met today in Brussels. The EU Ministers decided to broaden the scope of sanctions, targeting persons responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, undermine the security and obstruct the work of international organisations in Ukraine.
· 13 more individuals are faced with visa bans and asset freezes
· 2 entities in Crimea and Sevastopol are subject to asset freezes