EU & US extend Russia-Ukraine sanctions by 1 year

Today, the EU extended until 6 March 2019 the asset freezes against 13 individuals “responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to Ukrainian public funds”. Two people were also removed from the list: Olena Leonidivna Lukash and Serhii Petrovych Kliuiev. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/333 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/326. EU press release here, and UK OFSI Notice here.

Last week, the US decided to extend its Russia-Ukraine sanctions for another year, namely, the measures adopted under Executive Orders 13660, 13661, 13662 and 13685. White House press release 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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