Putin has extended sanctions against the European Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree extending the measures in response to anti-Russian sanctions the EU until 31 December 2018.

The decree was signed on 30 June and published on the official portal of legal information, Interfax reported.

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In particular, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday, June 29, announced that the government submits to the President a proposal on the extension of measures in response to the next extension of the EU sanctions.

“We will react adequately. Yesterday this was the question we discussed with the President. The government will propose to extend the action for another year, until 31 December 2018”, – said Medvedev.

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Earlier it was reported that the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia by six months. The President of the European Council Donald Tusk assured that sanctions against Russia will be extended for at least the next six months.

USA, in turn, the sanctions list was expanded. They imposed restrictive measures for a further 38 Russians and Russian organizations for the invasion of Russia in Ukraine. Thus, the number of organizations that fall under the sanctions, were the Russian private military company “Wagner” and by businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is the chef of the government of the Russian Federation, in particular President of Russia Vladimir Putin.