The EU Council has renewed by six months, until 15 March 2017, its restrictive measures targeting actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. These restrictive measures consist of asset freezes and travels bans against 146 people and 37 entities. In its statement, the EU Council stated that its assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the regime of sanctions
nor in the list of persons and entities under restrictive measures.

In summary, various EU measures are in place in response to the Ukraine crisis, including economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 January 2017, and restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, confined to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2017. Regulation 2016/1661 implementing Regulation 269/2014, and Decision 2016/1671 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP.