EU extends Crimea, Sevastopol sanctions for a year

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is extending sanctions for another year on doing business with Ukraine’s Crimea region and Sevastopol, which the bloc says were illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. The sanctions target imports of products from the region, investments or operating any tourism services there. They also ban some goods used in the transport, telecoms and energy sectors. The EU has imposed separate sanctions on Russia over the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and refuses to recognize its authority there. EU leaders are likely to approve an extension to some of those measures at a summit on Friday.