The EU has prepared a special page on the European Council website explaining in detail what sanctions have been imposed on Russia following the recognition of non-government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the invasion of Ukraine in February this year.
These sanctions were added to the existing measures imposed on Russia since 2014 following the annexation of Crimea and the non-implementation of the Minsk agreements.
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