The EU Council has renewed its sanctions targeting people and entities said to be “responsible for undermining the territorial integrity, independence, or security of Ukraine” for another 6 months, until 15 March 2016. The sanctions subject 149 people and 37 entities to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban.
The EU Committee of Permanent Representatives agreed to the renewal of these sanctions, imposed by Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014 and Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP, earlier this month (see previous blog).
The sanctions are extended by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1524 amending Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP, which along with Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1514 implementing Council Regulation 269/2014 also de-lists one person, Oleksiy Borisovych Mozgovy, and updates the entries for 149 people and 1 entity. HM Treasury’s notice on the de-listing is here.