Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that his government will submit a bill to parliament that will authorise it to impose mirrored sanctions against any country that imposes sanctions on it. Speaking at a government meeting, he added that “The Ukrainian government will react to any Russian decision with mirrored sanctions”.

Following talks between Russia, Ukraine, and the EU that ended on 1 December without agreement, Russian Trade and Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev stated that “It’s a very probable scenario that there won’t be an agreement before 1 January and the non-preferential trade regime will be introduced”, explaining that “it requires extraordinary efforts to reach an agreement”.

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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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