The Council of the EU extended sanctions list for Venezuela

The Council of the EU on Monday expanded the list of Venezuelan officials, who are subject to restrictive measures "because of their role in actions and decisions, undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela", and added 11 names, said in a statement from the EU Council.

"Today, the Council has added 11 high-ranking Venezuelan officials in the list of those subject to restrictive measures", - the document says.

It is reported that now the list has 36 people. "The sanctions include a travel ban and assets freeze. These measures directed against certain persons and do not affect the General population. The EU will continue to promote a peaceful democratic settlement in Venezuela by conducting credible elections", - explained in the EU.

The EU restrictive measures against Venezuela was introduced in November 2017. They include an embargo on arms and a travel ban and assets freeze against a number of Venezuelan officials.