EU Imposes Sanctions On 8 Individuals Over Kerch Strait Incident - Statement

EU Imposes Sanctions on 8 Individuals Over Kerch Strait Incident - Statement

The European Union has extended its sanction list by adding eight people on it in relation to the last year's Kerch Strait incident, according to the EU press release

BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) The European Union has extended its sanction list by adding eight people on it in relation to the last year's Kerch Strait incident, according to the EU press release.

"In view of the use of force by the Russian Federation that led to the detention of Ukrainian servicemen and the seizure of vessels on 25 November 2018 in the Kerch Strait, which constituted a violation of international law as well as of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the Council considers that eight persons should be added to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014," the statement said.

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