EU sanctions relating to Ukraine were first introduced in 2014, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The EU divides its sanctions imposed in relation to the Ukraine crisis into four separate regimes, three of which target Russia and its supporters and one of which chiefly targets ex-Ukrainian government officials, imposing asset freezes on people deemed responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or human rights violations (Council Regulation (EU) 208/2014 & Council Decision 2014/119/CFSP).Subscribe for full access
Canada has imposed asset freezes on 25 Russian individuals and 14 entities pursuant to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in coordination with the EU and the US “in response to Russia’s aggressive actions in the Black Sea and Kerch Strait and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea”. See Press Release.
Australia has joined the UK, EU, US and Canada in imposing financial sanctions and travel bans against 7 Russian individuals “for their role in the interception and seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels that were attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait” pursuant to the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, as amended, and Autonomous Sanctions (Russia, Crimea […]
The UK has listed the same 8 individuals sanctioned by the EU today (see previous post) for “undermining or threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine” pursuant to Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014, as amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/409. For the full list of individuals, please see OFSI Notice.
The following individuals and entities have been added to OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals List. Some of the listed individuals were also designated by the EU earlier today (see previous post) as a response to the escalation in the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov. See OFAC Notice and OFAC Press Release. The individuals: Gennadiy […]
The EU has listed 8 Russian officials as a response to “escalation in the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov and the violations of international law by Russia, which used military force with no justification”. The individuals were added to the list targeting those “undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine” (asset […]