The EU prohibitions on Russia (see Article 2 of Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP and Article 4 of Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014) have been amended to permit the provision (directly or indirectly) of “technical assistance, financing or financial assistance” related to the sale, supply, transfer or export and the import, purchase or transport of hydrazine in concentrations of 70% or more, provided that that “technical assistance, financing or financial assistance” refers to hydrazine destined for: (i) the tests and flight of the ExoMars descent module, in the framework of the ExoMars 2020 mission; or (ii) the flight of the ExoMars carrier module, in the framework of the ExoMars 2020 mission. See: Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2214 and Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2212.
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...See profile for Maya Lester QC >