On January 13, 2017, the President signed Notice of February 13, 2017 — Continuation of National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine which extends for an additional year the national emergency first declared on March 6, 2014 in Executive Order (E.O.) 13660, and expanded by E.O. 13661 (March 16, 2014), E.O. 13662 (March 20, 2017) and E.O. 13685 (December 19, 2014) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of persons that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, as well as addressing the Russian annexation of Crimea and occupation of Eastern Ukraine. The national emergency is being continued because the actions and policies addressed in these Executive Orders continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.