The normative document was approved on 10 March at the meeting of heads the Ministry of internal Affairs of the countries members of the EU without discussion, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the source, who asked to remain anonymous.

The final decision of the EU to extend the sanctions will be published in the official journal of the European Union on March 12.

As reported, in the sanctions list of the EU will remain 146 people and 37 entities. Three people removed from the list because they are no longer alive.

Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Russian authorities will not discuss sanctions against Russia and their withdrawal during the meeting "Norman Quartet" in Paris.