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 general licences relating to Russian company GAZ Group

OFAC has extended two general licences related to the sanctioned Russian company GAZ Group until 31 March 2020. General Licence 13M and General Licence 15G provide exemptions for all otherwise prohibited transactions and activities that are ordinarily incident and necessary to divest or transfer debt, equity, or other holdings in GAZ Group to non-US persons […]

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Ukraine and other countries align with EU’s extension of its Ukraine territorial integrity sanctions

Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, and Norway have aligned their sanctions regimes with the EU’s decision on 12 September 2019 to extend its Ukraine territorial integrity sanctions until 15 March 2020 and amend the information for certain listed individuals and entities. The EU’s press release is here.

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UK updates post-Brexit guidance on Russia sanctions

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has published updated guidance about the financial and investment restrictions set out in the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/855. The regulations and the guidance will come into effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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ExxonMobil arguments in Rosneft US case

ExxonMobil has filed a memo in the Northern District of Texas District Court as part of its challenge to a $2m penalty imposed in 2017 for dealing with Igor Sechin, the designated CEO of Rosneft, who signed an agreement between Exxon and Rosneft. See post and post for case history. Case 3:17-cv-01930-B. ExxonMobil argues that […]

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Swiss firm files complaint against Deutsche Bank over blocked funds

A Swiss company, Aluminium Silicon Mill Products (ASMP),  has filed a complaint against 2 of Deutsche Bank’s American divisions in the Southern District of New York District Court. Deutsche Bank froze a $212,266 transfer in a US correspondent account, which was due to be transferred from ASMP to Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Plant (KUMZ), a Russian aluminium […]

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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)