Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In a written statement from the Council of Europe, the sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union for the illegal annexation of Sevastopol and Crimea were extended until 23 June 2020.
Due to the sanctions imposed, the activities of EU citizens and companies in Crimea and Sevastopol regions can be limited. The EU is not allowed to import products from the Crimea and Sevastopol, and citizens of the Union are prohibited from buying property from the Crimea and Sevastopol. In addition, the provision of financial services to companies in the region is prevented with sanctions. Europe's tourist cruise ships cannot stop at ports in the Crimea and Sevastopol except in an emergency.
As it is known, in March 2014, Russia annexed Crimean Autonomous Republic and Sevastopol city illegally. After the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the events in the east of Ukraine, EU, USA and some countries started to impose sanctions on Russia.