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).Show full details
The Ukraine misappropriation sanctions are set out below. See the Russia country profile for the other related sanctions regimes.
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
Targeted – Misappropriation & Human Rights
1. People responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian State funds, including those subject to investigation by the Ukrainian authorities for the:
2. People responsible for human rights violations in Ukraine; and
3. Entities or bodies associated with the above individuals.
As foreshadowed, EU Foreign Ministers agreed yesterday (18 February) to add a number of people to its Russia sanctions list in response to recent events in the Sea of Azov (the seizure of 3 Ukrainian naval vessels and continued detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait). They will be added to the EU’s […]
In December 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1930, which added 9 people to its Russia sanctions list targeting actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (asset freeze and travel ban). The individuals were listed for “their involvement in the so–called ‘elections’ in the so–called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ and […]
Next week, EU Foreign Ministers will be discussing (inter alia) the security situation in Ukraine, including whether new sanctions should be imposed against Russia as part of a coordinated action with the USA. The measures (if imposed) will reportedly target individuals and entities involved in Russian acts against Ukraine in the Sea of Azov; namely, […]
The General Court has annulled the 2017-2018 Ukraine sanctions listing of Edward Stavytskyi (former Minister for Energy and Coal) – judgment T-290/17 (30 January 2019). He was listed as a person subject to criminal proceedings in Ukraine for the misappropriation of state funds. The EU Court held that the Council had made a manifest error of […]
Following their deaths, the EU has removed one entry, Iosif (Joseph) Davydovich Kobzon, from its Russia/Ukraine sanctions list, and two entries, Chu Kyu-Chang and Kim Yong-chun, from its North Korea sanctions list. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/95, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/92, Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/96, and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/93.