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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Russian imprisoned in Germany for exporting dual-use tech & chemicals

The Hamburg Regional Court has sentenced a Russian national to 7 years’ imprisonment for exporting €1.83m (£1.57m) worth of dual-use technology and chemicals to Russian recipients between 2014 to 2018. According to Deutsche Welle, the exported technology included isostatic hot presses, which can be used both in the oil and gas industry and to manufacture aircraft and rocket engines. Decaborane …

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Helsinki Court dismisses Boris Rotenberg’s sanctions case

The Helsinki District Court has dismissed Boris Rotenberg’s claim against Nordea, Danske Bank, Handelsbanken and OP Bank for refusing to conduct various transactions for him and violating his right to equal treatment. Statement. Boris Rotenberg is subject to US Ukraine/Russia sanctions (previous post). The court is reported to have decided that he did not have a right to Nordic banking …

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OFAC advises on wind down of Nord Stream 2 construction activities

OFAC has issued new guidance in FAQ 815 on the 30-day wind down period for Nord Stream 2 construction activities as provided for in Section 7503(d) of the National Defence Authorisation Act 2020 (NDAA). The Act imposed targeted sanctions on the pipeline, which came into effect on 20 December 2019 (post here). The FAQ specifies that “parties that have knowingly …

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US District Court overturns ExxonMobil $2m penalty

The District Court for the Northern District of Texas has overturned the $2m fine on ExxonMobil in relation to dealing with Igor Sechin, the designated CEO of Rosneft; judgment here. The court said OFAC had not given “fair notice” (a requirement of due process) that ExxonMobil’s conduct was prohibited and would give rise to a penalty, in violation of the …

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Nord Stream 2 sanctions approved

The US Senate has approved the National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2020 by 86-8 votes, which provides for targeted sanctions on Nord Stream 2, an oil pipeline currently being constructed from Russia to Germany. Signed into law by President Trump on 21 December. The administration then has 60 days to issue a report on companies and individuals engaged …

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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

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

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

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)