Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Norway, and Liechtenstein have joined the anti-Russian sanctions that were extended by the Council of the European Union until March 15, 2017, as restrictive measures for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
"The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA [European Free Trade Association] countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this Council Decision," High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini's declaration reads.
"They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council decision," the declaration reads. The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.
The Council on September 15, 2016, extended the existing measures until March 15, 2017, having simultaneously amended the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP.
In September 2016, the Council of the European Union extended the sanctions against 146 individuals and 37 organisations for another six months.