EU to ban imports from annexed Crimea

Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin answers journalists during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg on June, 23 2014EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to ban imports from Crimea, reiterating that the European Union would never recognise Russia’s “illegal” annexation of Ukraine territory. Ministers “decided to prohibit the import into the EU of goods originating from Crimea or Sevastopol,” unless the Ukraine government certified them, a statement said. The EU has steadily expanded sanctions against Russians and Ukrainians implicated in the annexation of Crimea, hitting them with asset freezes and travel bans.

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