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European Union postpones prolongation of anti-Russian sanctions

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European Union postpones prolongation of anti-Russian sanctions


26.02.2018

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European Union is not going to give its official decision on prolongation of anti-Russian sanctions today, RIA Novosti informs. This information was advised by the source who wished to stay unknown. Reasons of postponing the sanctions are related to national procedures. Representatives of some countries should get a formal agreement from the parliament or the cabinet of their governments. This is the only way to take part in voting for the final verdict.

According to the existing procedure, external politics’ decisions should be taken only unanimously. The question of imposing sanction on Russia is one of such questions.

The Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the European Union prolonged individual sanctions due to have expired on March 15. The list has people who, in opinion of the European Union, discredit the sovereignty of Ukraine. Overall, the list contains 150 physical and 38 legal bodies.

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