European Union on Monday, March 12, 2018 extended sanctions for another six months (till September 15th) against Russia for allegedly meddling in Ukraine crisis. Our correspondent learned that the sanctions includes travel restrictions and asset freezes against 38 companies and 150 people. Russia has been accused of supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine where about 10,000 people have lost their lives since 2014 the conflict started. Three years ago, the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia after the country annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsulain. Russia refused to return the region, a move that is not recognized internationally.
Source: Viewers Corner News.