EU extended sanctions against Russia “for the Skripals”

The European Union extended the sanctions for the use of chemical weapons for a year, under which the Russian Federation and Syria fell.

The EU Council on Monday, October 12, extended all sanctions for the “use of chemical weapons” for a year, including against the Russians for the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, according to a statement from the EU Council.

“The EU has extended for a year, until October 16, 2021, the sanctions regime for the use of chemical weapons. Currently, these sanctions are in force against nine people — five associated with chemical attacks in Syria, and four — with the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury. Also, sanctions have been imposed on one organization — the Syrian Center for Scientific Research and Research, “the document says.

The sanctions include a ban on entry into the EU and the freezing of all banking assets in the EU. For legal entities, inclusion in this blacklist implies a ban on access to funding from the European Union.

It is worth noting that the heads of the EU Foreign Ministry at a meeting in Luxembourg propose to include several new defendants in the same sanctions list in connection with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

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