Russia/ Ukraine – Sanctions (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - April 29, 2014)
A : Due to the lack of concrete measures to implement the Geneva declaration on the ground, the EU decided yesterday to extend the list of persons subject to asset freezes and visa bans.
This list was published today in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The sanctions are not an end in themselves. Our goal is to de-escalate the situation, ensure that the presidential election takes place on May 25 under the best possible conditions, and move toward constitutional reform that will respect the rights of minorities.