The Council adopted by written procedure further EU restrictive measures in view of the situation in Eastern Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea.
The decions gave legal act to the agreements reached at the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives on 28-29 July.
8 persons and 3 entities have been added to the list. This brings the number of persons and entities under EU restrictions over Ukraine to 95 persons and 23 entities.
The Council adopted restrictive measures related to trade and investments linked to 6 sectors; ban on new investment, interdiction of key equipments export and financial and insurance services related to such transactions.
These decisions were adopted by written procedure and will enter into force upon their publication in the EU Official Journal on 30 July.
On 29 July, a statement released, in the name of the European Union by Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission, announced a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation.
The Council is due to adopt the legal acts to enforce these economic sanctions through a separate written procedure on 31 July.