Sanctions Profile: Russia

At a glance

EU sanctions on Russia were introduced in 2014 in response to Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis, during which Russia annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine. They were introduced in three phases, each one intending to increase the pressure on Russia until it fully implemented the terms of the Minsk peace agreements. For the EU’s overview, see Infographic here.

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OFAC extends GAZ Group general licences

OFAC has extended 2 general licences relating to the GAZ Group, the Russian automotive company designated under Ukraine/Russia sanctions, until 22 July 2020. General Licence 13N and General Licence 15H replace and supersede 13M and 15G in their entirety. 13N authorises all transactions and activities otherwise prohibited that are ordinarily incident and necessary to divest or transfer debt, equity or …

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US Commerce Dept adds 24 people & entities to Entity List

The US Department of Commerce has issued a final rule adding 24 entities located in China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and the UAE to the Entity List, effective from today (16 March 2020). Pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), addition to the Entity List imposes licence requirements on entities determined to be involved or posing significant risk of being involved …

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EU extends Ukraine/Russia sanctions for 6 months

The EU Council have extended sanctions (asset freezes) for 6 months until 15 September 2020 against 175 individuals and 44 entities who are said to be responsible for undermining the territorial integrity or sovereignty of Ukraine. The list has also been amended to remove 2 deceased individuals.   See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/398 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/399.

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OFAC sanctions another Rosneft subsidiary & renews General Licences

OFAC has designated TNK Trading International SA (TTI), a Swiss-incorporated subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy pursuant to E.O. 13850 (asset freeze). The Treasury press release says that TTI is involved in the trading, processing, and transport of raw materials in Venezuela, and that TTI purchased nearly 14 million barrels of …

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Third countries align with EU Russia sanctions

On 28 January, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/120, which added 7 people to its Russia sanctions list on the basis of their involvement in the organisation of Russian local elections in the “illegally annexed” Crimea and Sevastapol (see post). Montenegro, Albania, Norway and Ukraine have aligned themselves with this decision. EU Press Release.

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Current Sanctions

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Consolidated - Sectoral Sanctions

Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014

Parent Regulation - Sectoral Sanctions

Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 960/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 1290/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1797

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2212

Consolidated - Sectoral Sanctions

Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP

Parent Decision - Sectoral Sanctions

Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2014/659/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/872/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/971

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1764

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/2431

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1071

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2315

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1148

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2214

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2426

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/964

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2078

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1108

Consolidated - Ukraine Territorial Integrity

Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014

Parent Regulation - Ukraine Territorial Integrity

Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 284/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 433/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 476/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 477/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 577/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 753/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 783/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 810/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 811/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 826/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 959/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 961/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 1225/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 1270/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/240

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/427

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1514

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/353

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1661

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1955

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/437

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1374

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1417

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1547

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1549

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2153

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/388

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/705

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1072

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1230

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1929

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/92

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/352

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1403

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/119

Consolidated - Ukraine Territorial Integrity

Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP

Parent Decison - Ukraine Territorial Integrity

Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2014/151/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/238/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/265/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/308/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/455/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/475/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/499/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/508/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/658/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/801/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/855/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/241

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/432

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1524

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/359

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1671

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1961

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/445

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1386

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1418

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1561

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2163

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/392

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/706

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1085

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1237

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1930

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/95

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/354

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1405

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/120

Consolidated - Crimea & Sevastopol

Council Regulation (EU) 692/2014

Parent Regulation - Crimea & Sevastopol

Council Regulation (EU) 692/2014

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 825/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 1351/2014

Consolidated - Crimea & Sevastopol

Council Decision 2014/386/CFSP

Parent Decision - Crimea & Sevastopol

Council Decision 2014/386/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2014/507/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/933/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/959

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/982

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1087

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/880

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1018

The Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No.2) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/693)

The Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No.3) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/2054)

Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014 (SI 2014/2710)

Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2015 (SI 2015/213)

Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) Order 2008 (SI 2014/2357)

Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions (Amendment) Order 2015 (SI 2015/1933)

Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019 (SI 2019/1159)