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
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]