MOSCOW, June 24 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree extending special economic measures for security reasons until December 31,2020.

The document’s text has been published by the presidential press office.

Putin has ordered the government to ensure administration of policies required to implement the order. The document takes effect from the day of its signing.

The economic sanctions targeting the financial, energy, and defense sectors, as well as the sector of dual-use goods, were first introduced on July 31, 2014, for a one-year period and toughened in September 2014. Later, the Council of the European Union repeatedly prolonged the restrictions.