Sanctions Profile: Ukraine

At a glance

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).

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OFAC reaches $75k settlement with Haverly Systems

OFAC has announced a $75,375 settlement with Haverly Systems to settle its potential civil liability for two apparent violations of the Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations. According to OFAC, between May 2016 to January 2017, Haverly transacted or dealt in new debt of greater than 90 days maturity of JSC Rosneft, a Russian energy firm identified […]

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3rd countries align with EU sanctions on Syria, Egypt and Russia

Ukraine In March 2019, the EU adopted  Decision (CFSP) 2019/415 and Decision 2019/416, which relate to sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and entities following tensions in the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov (see press release), and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/354, which targeted individuals responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds (see press release). Montenegro, […]

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WTO panel report on Ukraine’s sanctions challenge

Ukraine challenged Russia’s 2014 sanctions (which prohibited the transit of goods from Ukraine through Belarus to third countries, and via checkpoints in Russia) in the WTO on the grounds that they are inconsistent with Russia’s obligations under the GATT. The WTO panel has published a Panel Report, finding (inter alia) that, as Russia said, these […]

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Canada adds to its Russia targeted sanctions list in line with EU and USA

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.

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Australia imposes sanctions on Russia in response to Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov

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 […]

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Current Sanctions

EU

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) 208/2014

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 208/2014

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 381/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/138

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/357

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/869

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1777

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/311

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/374

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/326

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/352

Consolidated

Council Decision 2014/119/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2014/119/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2014/216/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/143

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/364

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/876

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1781

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/318

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/381

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/333

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/354