5 EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017
The European Union extended for a year a ban on business dealings with the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a move that has not been internationally
The sanctions, now prolonged until June 23, 2017, prohibit imports of products from Crimea, any investment there, cooperation in tourism services as well as exports of some goods and
services to the peninsula.
The EU is due next week to extend its broader economic sanctions on Russia over its role
in the crisis in Ukraine.