EU individual sanctions over territorial integrity prolonged for a further six months

The Council decided to prolong the restrictive measures targeting those responsible for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for another six months, until 15 March 2024.

The existing restrictive measures provide for travel restrictions for natural persons, the freezing of assets, and a ban on making funds or other economic resources available to the listed individuals and entities. Sanctions will continue to apply to almost 1 800 individuals and entities altogether, many of which are targeted in response to Russia's ongoing unjustified and unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine.

In the context of the sanctions' review, the Council also decided not to renew the listings of four individuals.

After 24 February 2022, in response to Russia's military aggression against Ukraine, the European Union massively expanded sanctions against Russia with the aim of significantly curtailing its ability to wage war, depriving it of critical technologies and markets and weakening Russia's economic base.

In the European Council conclusions of 29-30 June 2023, the EU reiterated its resolute condemnation of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, which constitutes a manifest violation of the UN Charter, and recalled the EU's unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders and its inherent right of self-defence against the Russian aggression.

The EU will continue to provide strong financial, economic, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support to Ukraine and its people for as long as it takes.