EU sanctions Crimean members of the Russian Parliament

The EU has added 6 members of the Russian Parliament, all of whom were elected to the State Duma from the Crimea & Sevastopol region of Ukraine in September, to its sanctions against Russia.  The EU does not recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea, nor the parliamentary elections Russia held in the Crimean peninsula.  The sanctions impose asset freezes and travel bans on people who are said to have undermined the territorial integrity or sovereignty of Ukraine.

See Regulation (EU) 2016/1955 implementing Regulation 269/2014 and Decision 2016/1961 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP.  The EU’s notices to listed people are here and here.

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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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