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.

In 2022, further sectoral and targeted sanctions against Russia were adopted in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, including the recognition of the so-called People’s Republics of Donetsk (DNR) and Luhansk (LNR) and the following invasion of Ukraine.

For the EU’s overview, see page here and Infographic here.

The UK adopted The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 in January 2021 (at the end of the Brexit transition period) to encourage Russia to cease actions which destabilise Ukraine, including actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. In February and March 2022, the UK adopted numerous amendments to the Regulations in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The legislative instruments are listed on this page.

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UK clarifies scope of Russia insurance ban in respect of satellites

OFSI has further amended its guidance on regulation 29A of the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which prohibits the provision of insurance and reinsurance services relating to aviation and space goods and technology, 1) to a person/entity connected with Russia; or 2) for use in Russia. See post for a previous amendment to the guidance. OFSI has clarified that …


Switzerland adopts 6th package of EU sanctions

Switzerland has adopted additional components of the EU’s 6th package of Russia sanctions, having adopted some of the measures on 10 June 2022 (see previous post). Amendments & Press Release. The EU adopted its 6th package of Russia sanctions on 3 June 2022 (previous post). Subject to applicable transition periods and exceptions, the adopted measures include bans on: The purchase, …


Canada imposes Russia, Belarus & Ukraine sanctions

On 27 June 2022, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced further sanctions under its Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sanctions regimes. Amending Regulations, Regulations & Regulations. The measures include: A ban on the export to Russia of certain advanced technologies that could improve Russia’s domestic defence manufacturing capability, including quantum computers and advanced manufacturing equipment. A ban on the export to …

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OFSI authorises wind down of transactions with Rosbank

OFSI has issued General Licence (GL) INT/2022/1968500, “Wind Down of Positions Involving Rosbank” (Notice), which authorises until 30 July 2022 a person or entity (other than Rosbank or a subsidiary) to wind down any transactions to which it is a party involving Rosbank or a subsidiary, including the closing out of any positions, repayment of loans, withdrawal of deposits and …


Treasury Committee requests information on sanctions from FCA & HMRC

As part of its ‘Russia: effective economic sanctions’ inquiry, the House of Commons Treasury Committee has requested information from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Request & Request. Responses are expected by Monday 4 July. Correspondence related to the inquiry is available here. The Committee’s questions to the FCA concern, amongst other things: general awareness …


Current Sanctions


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

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/262

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/328

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/334

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/345

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/350

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/428

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/879

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/2143

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/448

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/52

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/264

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/327

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/335

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/346

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/351

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/578

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/884

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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/446

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1791

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2193

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/236

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/260

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/259

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/261

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/330

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/332

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/336

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/353

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/396

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/408

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/427

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/580

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/581

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/625

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/658

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/878

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/880

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1470

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1792

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/2196

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/241

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/265

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/267

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/329

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/331

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/337

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/354

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/397

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/411

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/429

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/582

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/627

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/660

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/883

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/885

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1010

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/962

Consolidated - Donetsk & Luhansk

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/263

Parent Regulation - Donetsk & Luhansk

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/263

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/626

Consolidated - Donetsk & Luhansk

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/266

Parent Decision - Donetsk & Luhansk

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/266

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/628

Visa restrictions

Council Decision (EU) 2022/333

Consolidated Regulation

Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/855

Parent Regulation

Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/855

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

The Russia (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020

The Russia (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2022

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulations 2022