European leaders decided to extend for six months economic sanctions against the banking, financial and energy sectors of the Russian Federation. This was stated by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
the President of the European Council
“The solution: the EU unanimously extends economic sanctions against Russia, given the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements”
Recall that in 2014, the EU imposed sanctions against Russia, and in 2015 leaders of the European Union tied them to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The European Council on 29 June had extended the anti-Russian sanctions until 31 January 2019. It was also reported that the European Union will develop a new mechanism of sanctions in response to violations of human rights. It will be directed against Russia.
In addition, the European Union has published the sanctions list of the organizers of the pseudo-elections on Donbass.