EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
Eleventh package of sanctions in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine:
The Council adopted new restrictive measures against Russia. The agreed package includes amongst others, measures to:
• strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation with third countries to impede sanctions’ circumvention
• prohibit the transit of goods and technology via Russia
• tighten export restrictions
Tenth package of sanctions in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine:
The Council adopted new restrictive measures against Russia. The agreed package includes bans on:
• exports of critical technology and industrial goods
• imports of asphalt and synthetic rubber
• provision of gas storage capacity to Russians
• transit through Russia of EU exported dual use goods and technology
The EU has also:
• suspended the broadcasting licenses of RT Arabic and Sputnik Arabic
• restricted the possibility for Russian nationals to hold any position in the governing bodies of EU critical infrastructures and entities
• introduced new reporting obligations to ensure the effectiveness of the asset freeze prohibitions
• imposed additional sanctions against 87 individuals and 34 entities, including key decision makers, military leaders, military commanders of the Wagner group and drone manufacturers.
Ninth package of sanctions in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine:
In response to Russia’s continuing war of aggression against Ukraine and the gravity of the current escalation against civilians and civilian infrastructure, the Council adopted a ninth package of sanctions. The new measures include bans on:
• exports of drone engines
• exports of dual-use goods and technology
• investments in the mining sector
• transactions with the Russian Regional Development Bank
• the provision of advertising, market research and public opinion polling services
The EU has also suspended the broadcasting licenses of four additional Russian outlets and has sanctioned an additional 141 individuals and 49 entities.
New package of measures in response to Russia's invasion of UkraineThe Council adopted new measures intended to tighten existing economic sanctions targeting Russia, perfect their implementation and strengthen their effectiveness.
The “maintenance and alignment” package:
introduces a new prohibition to purchase, import or transfer gold, including jewellery
reinforces export controls of dual use goods
extends the existing port access ban to locks
clarifies existing measures, for instance in the field of public procurement, aviation and justice
New measures, just like earlier sanctions, do not target Russia's exports of food, grain or fertilisers.
Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions over Russia's illegal annexation for a further year, until 23 june 2023
The restrictive measures currently in place include prohibitions, targeting the imports of products, infrastructural or financial investments and tourism services, the exports of certain goods and technologies in transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, the prospection for and exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources,
FROM and TO the illegally annexed Crimea or Sevastopol
EU adopts sixth package of sanctions against Russia. In light of Russia’s continuing war against Ukraine with Belarus' support, and reported atrocities committed by Russian army. The package includes ban on: import from Russia of crude oil and refined petroleum products, with limited exceptions. A SWIFT ban for an additional three Russian bank and one Belarusian bank. Suspension of broadcasting in EU for 3 more Russian state-owned outlets. EU also adopted sanctions against an additional 65 individuals, 18 entities. These include individuals responsible for the atrocities committed in Bucha and Mariupol.
EU adopts fifth package of sanctions against Russia. The package includes ban on: import of coal and other solid fossil fuels, wood, cement, seafood, liquor. Export to Russia of jet fuel & other goods. All Russian vessels banned from EU ports, Russian & Belarusian road transport operators banned from entering EU
EU adopts fourth package of sanctions against Russia. Trade restrictions for iron, steel and luxury goods. Sanctions on an additional 15 individuals and 9 entities
EU extends sanctions over territorial integrity for a further six months.The existing restrictive measures provide for travel restrictions, freezing of assets. Sanctions will continue to apply to 862 individuals and 53 entities.
EU agrees new measures targeting Belarusian financial sector and further restrictive measures to the export of maritime navigation goods and radio communication technology to Russia
EU imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned outlets RT (Russia Today) and Sputnik, until Russian Federation & associated cease conducting disinformation and information manipulation actions against the EU and its member states.
EU introduces SWIFT ban for 7 Russian banks:
Bank Otkritie, Novikombank, Promsvyazbank,
Rossiya Bank, Sovcombank,
Vnesheconombank (VEB), and VTB Bank
EU adopts new measures in response to Russia's invasion
and blocks the Central Bank of Russia
Introduction of a first set of restrictive measures against 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials