The Council of Permanent Representatives of the EU member states at the level of ambassadors (COREPER) on Wednesday supported the decision to extend for the next six months the package of sanctions for actions undermining the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

COREPER has green-lighted foreign policy agenda items. The one concerning Ukraine has yet to be approved by the EU Council in writing before it is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Ukraine has welcomed the decision of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU to extend sanctions against 177 individuals and 48 legal entities who undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine  state.

The EU sanctions should continue until the full deoccupation of the Ukrainian territories. Ukraine will work with the EU to expand the scope of sanctions, including to those responsible for rights violations, including the illegal detentions in Crimea on September 3 and 4.