On 27 June, the European Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2020.
The measures target the financial, energy and defence sectors and the area of dual-use goods.
The duration of the economic sanctions was linked by the European Council on 19 March 2015 to the complete implementation of the Minsk Agreements, which was foreseen to take place by 31 December 2015. Since this did not happen, the sanctions have remained in place.
The European Council’s press release can be found here.