OREANDA-NEWS. The Council of the European Union extended until October 16, 2021, all sanctions against Russia for the use of chemical weapons. This is said in the statement issued on October 12 by the Council.

Currently, mentioned sanctions apply to nine people, five of them are associated with chemical attacks in Syria, and four with the use of poison in Salisbury. Sanctions have been also imposed on one organization, the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center.

The decision to extend these restrictions was taken without discussion. The regime includes a ban for individuals from entering the EU and freezing all banking assets in the Union. For legal entities, inclusion in this blacklist implies a ban on access to funding from the European Union.

During a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, several EU countries proposed inclusion of new persons in the sanctions list in connection with the incident with Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalny.