The European Council recently adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1530 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1529 to prolong restrictive measures issued pursuant to Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014 targeting those responsible for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The restrictive measures were extended for six additional months, or until March 15, 2023. The Council decided on September 14, 2022 to extend existing measures which include travel restrictions, asset freezes and bans on making funds or other economic resources available to listed persons. The measures currently in place were part of expansive sanctions implemented by the EU after February 24, 2022 in response to Russia's military aggression against Ukraine. The EU continues to condemn Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and is unwavering in its commitment to help Ukraine exercise its inherent right of self-defense against Russia’s invasion.