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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EU sanctions 6 Russian officials & 1 entity for Navalny poisoning

The EU has listed 6 Russian officials, including the Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), and 1 entity under its chemical weapons sanctions regime for their involvement in the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny using a toxic nerve agent of the Novichok group in August 2020. They will now be subject to an asset freeze, travel ban, and EU …

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EU designates Yevgeniy Prigozhin for violating Libya arms embargo

The EU has added Russian businessman Yevgeniy Prigozhin to its Libya sanctions list (asset freeze and travel ban) for “engaging in and providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Libya, including through violations of the UN arms embargo”. The UK has also designated Mr Prigozhin, see Notice and press release. Mr Prigozhin has “close links, …

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EU preparing sanctions for Navalny poisoning & on Lukashenko

Josep Borrell (EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs) said at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council yesterday (12 October 2020) that EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs have agreed: to start preparing more sanctions on Belarus, to include Alexander Lukashenko (we reported yesterday that EU had adopted conclusions); and to enact in EU sanctions the listing proposals put forward …

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Germany & France to propose sanctions for Navalny poisoning & UK confirms support

The German and French governments have announced that they will propose to the EU that sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) should be imposed on a number of individuals whom they consider responsible for the poisoning of Alexei Navalny in August 2020, and an entity involved in the Novichok programme. The decision was reached following the Organisation for the Prohibition …

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US senators introduce draft bill to impose sanctions for Navalny poisoning

A bipartisan group of US senators have introduced a draft bill, the “Holding Russia Accountable for Malign Activities Act of 2020”, which would impose sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) on Russian officials involved in poisoning Russian citizens for political motives, in response to the poisoning of opposition party leader Alexei Navalny in August 2020. If passed, the bill would …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/907

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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1267

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1367

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1269

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1368

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/850

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)