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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Ukraine updates its Russia sanctions list

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has published a Decree amending Ukraine’s sanctions list under Article 107 of the Constitution of Ukraine, which designates Russian people and entities in response to the annexation of Crimea and Sevastapol. The amendments entered into force on 14 May 2020. Ukraine has imposed sanctions on Russian academic institutions and museums, comprising the confiscation of assets, a …

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US Congress Resolution calls for Russia human rights sanctions

A Resolution condemning politically motivated imprisonment in Russia, calling for the release of political prisoners in Russia, and urging the US government to impose sanctions has been introduced by leaders of the House Committee for Foreign Affairs in the House of Representatives. The resolution has now been referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Press release. The Resolution calls for …

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Deripaska complaint explains OFAC’s March 2020 delisting refusal

Oleg Deripaska has filed a second amended complaint in his proceedings against the US Treasury in which he requests delisting. See post and post for case history. The complaint says that OFAC denied Deripaska’s administrative delisting petition on 6 March 2020, on the basis that even though Deripaska no longer holds a majority share in the EN+ Group, his 44.95 …

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US tightens China, Russia & Venezuela tech exports controls

The US Commerce Dept has announced amendments to technology export controls relating to China, Russia and Venezuela in response to concerns that goods intended for civilian use are being diverted for military applications. Final rules (1) and (2) below, published in the federal register today (28 April 2020) come into effect in 60 days, 26 June 2020. See press release. …

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OFAC fact sheet on humanitarian assistance to designated countries

OFAC has published a fact sheet to highlight the most relevant exemptions, exceptions, and authorisations for humanitarian assistance and trade, with a particular focus on Covid-19-related humanitarian and PPE supplies, under the Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, and Ukraine/Russia-related? sanctions programs. Among other international actors, the UN and EU have recently called for the US to clarify its humanitarian aid sanctions exemptions (see post and post), …

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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)