In an unsurprising move, on 15-09-2016, the EU renewed its targeted oriented sanctions against 147 persons and 37 entities involved in the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine.
The EU sanctions were prolonged by 6 months and extended until 15 March 2017. The EU imposes these restrictive measures in the form of asset freezes and travel bans.
Note that these are not the only restrictive measures which the EU has imposed in response to the crisis in Ukraine, for example:
- economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 January 2017;
- restrictive measures in response to the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2017.