EU Extends Crimea Sanctions

On June 6 the ambassadors of EU states decided in Brussels to extend sanctions against Crimea for a further year, Radio Free Europe reports.

The measures include an EU-wide ban on imports from Crimea unless they have Ukrainian certificates; a prohibition of the purchase by EU companies of property and companies on the Black Sea peninsula; and a ban on cruise ships flying the flag of an EU member state or controlled by a member state to call at ports there

EU foreign ministers are likely to confirm the decision by the ambassadors when they meet in Luxembourg on June 19.