|Five countries have extended sanctions against Russia
Five European countries following the EU extended sanctions against Russia, noted the EU head of diplomacy Federica Mogherini in the statement published on the website of the European Council.
Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein, Norway and Ukraine joined the EU decision to extend sanctions against Russia for six months. These states, Mogherini noted, ensure compliance of their policy with the decisions of the Council of Europe.
Earlier in October, it was reported that new sanctions against Russia were not adopted at the EU summit. The main opponent to speak against was the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
On 15 September the EU Council extended anti-Russian sanctions imposed because of the armed conflict in the Ukraine and the Crimea for another six months. This is one of the three packages of the European Union sanctions against Russia. Apart from this, EU restrictions imposed on a number of sectors of the Russian economy remain valid until 31 January 2017, and sanctions against the Crimea - until 23 June 2017.
Material was prepared by the Centre of geopolitical studies referring to the article from «Новая газета» of 25 10 2016