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Oct 12, 2020
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EU extends sanctions against Russia on chemical weapons for a year

The European Union has decided to extend the sanctions against the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reports.

It is noted that the anti-Russian sanctions concern, among other things, the case of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. The corresponding measures will last until October 16, 2021.

At the moment, nine people are included in this blacklist, including the Russians Petrov and Boshirov, accused of poisoning the Skripals in Salsebri.

The regime of unilateral restrictive measures of the European Union prohibits individuals from entering the EU, in addition, inclusion in the black list implies the freezing of all banking assets in Europe. For legal entities, a ban on access to financing from the European Union is introduced.

Meanwhile, some European countries insist on including new persons involved in the same sanctions list in connection with the situation around Alexei Navalny.

Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Russian side is ready to respond in a mirror-like manner to the sanctions that Germany and France may impose over the incident with Navalny.

As it became known, representatives of the Investigative Department for Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Siberian Federal District sent six inquiries to the competent authorities of Germany, Sweden and France in the Navalny case. However, no response was received for any of them.

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