It is expected that the decision to extend the sanctions will be finally adopted in the next two days at the meeting of Ministers of internal Affairs and justice EU, 12 March, he will publish in the journal of the EU.

The sanctions apply to the 146 people who in some way contributed to the fomenting Ukrainian conflict, dpa indicates. Punitive measures involve a ban on entry into the European Union, as well as the freezing of assets in EU countries, which fall under another 37 institutions, companies and organizations.

In the black list of the EU included, in particular, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russian presidential Advisor Sergey Glazyev, and also a close friend of Putin, a billionaire Arkady Rotenberg.