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Georgia Joins EU Sanctions against Russia

Georgia has officially joined the EU sanctions against Russia, a declaration posted on the European Council’s webpage informs. The declaration refers to annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

As reported, six countries aside from Georgia have also joined the economic sanctions on Russia.  On 19 June 2015, the Council extended the EU restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol until 23 June 2016. Candidate countries Montenegro and Albania, as well as EFTA countries: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway together with Ukraine and Georgia have joined the declaration. They will ensure that their national policy is in line with the Political council’s decision. The EU is mindful of the commitment and welcomes it,” the webpage says.