EU to Extend Curbs on Russian Officials, Ukraine Separatists

European Union governments reached an accord on a six-month extension of asset freezes and travel bans on Russians and Ukrainians accused of backing the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine, an EU official said.

As of March, 150 people including six associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin were subject to the sanctions, as were 37 organizations. The curbs had been set to lapse on Sept. 15.

Representatives of the 28 EU governments agreed on the rollover at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, the official said. It is due to be confirmed in coming days.

Separate sanctions on trade and investment with Russia run until the end of January.

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