European Union extended sanctions against dozens of Russian citizens

Vastavam web:   The European Union has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of Ukraine.EU headquarters said today the restrictive measures have been prolonged until March 14 and now apply to 149 individuals and 38 entities.The EU first imposed the sanctions after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and supported pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian forces in Ukraine’s east. That fighting has left over 10,000 people dead.