.Billions for Russia: Putin can celebrate the end of isolation
Миллиарды для России: Путин может отпраздновать конец изоляции
28 June, 2017
The Council of the European Union has prolonged economic sanctions against Russia
The Council of the European Union officially prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of Russia’s economy by six months until January 31, 2018, according to a statement published on Wednesday.
This decision follows an update from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Council of June 22-23, 2017 on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. "This paved the way for the renewal of sanctions for a further six months," the statement said.
"The Council formalised this decision today by written procedure and, in line with the rule for all such decisions, unanimously," it read.