The EU has extended economic sanctions against Russia for six months

The heads of state and government of the European Union made a political decision at the EU summit in Brussels to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six months. This was announced on Thursday by the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.

“The EU has unanimously extended economic sanctions against Russia due to zero progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” he said.
As a source on the sidelines of the summit told, the restrictive measures have been extended for six months.
“As usual, the sanctions are extended for six months. This political decision. There is a formal procedure ahead, which will be done in the coming weeks,” he said, adding that after the completion of the formal procedure, the decision will be published in the official journal of the EU and will enter into force.