EU hails Albania’s involvement in extending economic sanctions against Russia
Albania has become one of the four countries that have joined the decision of the European Council to extend the economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2018.
The move was announced by the department of foreign affairs and international relations of the European Council.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement that the European Union has taken notice of and welcomed the commitment of candidate countries, Albania and Montenegro, European Economic Area member Norway, and Ukraine, to align themselves with the extension of the economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2018.
“They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision,” Mogherini said in a statement posted in Brussels.
“On 28 June 2017, the [EU] Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1148. The Council Decision extends the existing restrictive measures until 31 January 2018,” the statement said.
On June 28 this year, the European Union decided to extend the six-month sanctions against Russia, imposed three years ago as a result of Moscow’s interference in the Ukrainian conflict.
Only three days later, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended until December 31, 2018, the economic sanctions against the European Union, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Ukraine, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, Iceland and Albania.
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