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Update to EU Sanctions on Russia-Ukraine-Belarus (up to 1 September 2022)

01 Sep 2022

Further to our blog post on EU Russia sanctions, please find below an updated table of sanctions.

Name of Instrument
Date published
Amends or implements?
Comes into force
Summary of key provisions

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/259

23 February 2022

Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

(Regulation 269)

On publication date but with reference to 24 August 2022

New licensing safe-harbour relating to terminating pre-existing business with certain banks by 24 August 2022.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/260

23 February 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Addition of 22 Russian government figures/individuals and four entities added to the asset freeze list under Regulation 269, related to the recognition by Russia of Donetsk and Luhansk breakaway republics.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/261

23 February 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Addition of 336 members of the Russian State Duma to the asset freeze list under Regulation 269, related to the vote on recognition of the breakaway republics.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/265

23 February 2022

Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

(Decision 145)

On publication date

New licensing safe-harbour relating to terminating pre-existing business with certain banks by 24 August 2022.

Addition of 22 Russian government figures/individuals and four entities added to the asset freeze list under Decision 145, related to the recognition by Russia of Donetsk and Luhansk breakaway republics.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/267

23 February 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Addition of 336 members of the Russian State Duma to the asset freeze list under Decision 145, related to the vote on recognition of the breakaway republics.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/262

23 February 2022

Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

(Regulation 833)

On publication date but with reference to 9 March 2022

New Article 5a. Prohibition to deal with transferable securities and money-market instruments issued after 9 March 2022 by (a) Russia and its government; or (b) the Central Bank of Russia.

Expansion of anti-circumvention and related provisions.

Note: not the same as the Central Bank sanctions issued on 28 February 2022. See below.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/264

23 February 2022

Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

(Decision 512)

On publication date

New Article 5a. Prohibition to deal with transferable securities and money-market instruments issued after 9 March 2022 by (a) Russia and its government; or (b) the Central Bank of Russia.

Expansion of anti-circumvention and related provisions.

Note: not the same as the Central Bank sanctions issued on 28 February 2022. See below.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/263 concerning restrictive measures in response to the recognition of the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine and the ordering of Russian armed forces into those areas

23 February 2022

N/A. New measure

On day following publication date

Imposes an embargo over any dealings with the breakaway republics and any industries within them. Similar to the Crimea embargo sanctions.

Luhansk/Donetsk embargo.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/266 concerning restrictive measures in response to the recognition of the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine and the ordering of Russian armed forces into those areas

23 February 2022

N/A. New measure

On day following publication date

Imposes an embargo over any dealings with the breakaway republics and any industries within them. Similar to the Crimea embargo sanctions.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/300

(Regulation 300)

24 February 2022

Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

(Regulation 765)

On day following publication date

Implementing Article 8a of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus. Some changes to reasoning of designation. Not directly relevant to Russia-Ukraine conflict but contemporaneous with it.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/307

24 February 2022

Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

(Decision 642)

On day following publication date

Materially equivalent to measures referred to in Regulation 300. Not directly relevant to Russia-Ukraine conflict but contemporaneous with it.

Decision (EU) 2022/313 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 February 2022 providing macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

24 February 2022

N/A. New measure

On day following publication date

Provision of macro-financial assistance to support Ukraine’s commitment to values shared with the EU, including democracy, the rule of law, good governance, respect for human rights, sustainable development and poverty reduction, as well as its commitment to the principles of open, rule-based and fair trade. Not directly relevant to Russia-Ukraine conflict but contemporaneous with it.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/328

(Regulation 328)

25 February 2022

Regulation 833

  • On day following publication date, however many measure come into force from 12 April 2022

Imposition of numerous restrictive measures in various sectors of the Russian economy, specifically defence, energy, aviation and finance.

Restrictions and prohibitions on:

  • Exports of dual-use goods and technology and on the provision of related services, as well as restrictions on exports of certain goods and technology which might contribute to Russia’s technological enhancement of its defence and security sector (articles 2, 2a, 2b, 2c)
  • The provision of public financing or financial assistance for trade with, or investment in, Russia, subject to certain exceptions (article 2e)
  • The sale, supply, transfer or export to Russia of specific goods and technologies for use in oil refining, together with restrictions on the provision of related services (article 3b)
  • Export ban covering goods and technology suited for use in aviation and the space industry and prohibits the provision of insurance and reinsurance and maintenance services in relation to those goods and technology (article 3c)
  • Expanding the existing financial restrictions, in particular those on access by certain Russian entities to the capital markets – Including elimination of maturity periods for debt issued after 12 April 2022 (article 5)
  • Addition of new Annex XII (now includes Alfa Bank and Otkritie Bank)
  • The listing and provision of services in relation to shares of Russian state-owned entities on Union trading venues (article 5(5))
  • The acceptance of deposits exceeding certain values from Russian nationals or residents (article 5b), the holding of accounts of Russian clients by EU based central securities depositories (article 5e) as well as the sale of euro-denominated securities to Russian clients (article 5e)
  • Bank account reporting requirements where EU bank accounts hold in excess of €100,000 (article 5g)

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/327

25 February 2022

Decision 512

On day following publication date, however many measure come into force from 12 April 2022

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 328.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/330

25 February 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Recasting and expanding designation criteria for asset freeze under Regulation 269.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/329

25 February 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Recasting and expanding designation criteria to include persons and entities supporting and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation as well as persons and entities providing a substantial source of revenue to it, and natural or legal persons associated with listed persons or entities.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/332

(Regulation 332)

25 February 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Addition of:

  • Members of the Russian National Security Council who supported Russia's immediate recognition of the two self-proclaimed republics Donetsk and Luhansk
  • Persons who facilitated the Russian military aggression from Belarus, as well as those members of the State Duma not yet included in that list who ratified the government decisions of the 'Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Russian Federation and the Donetsk People's Republic and between the Russian Federation and the Luhansk People's Republic

Comprises 98 new individuals including President Vladimir Putin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/331

25 February 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Measures equivalent to those in Regulation 332.

Council Decision (EU) 2022/333 on the partial suspension of the application of the Agreement between the EC and Russia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the EU and Russia

25 February 2022

2007 Agreement between the EC and Russia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the EU and Russia

(2007 Visa Agreement)

On publication date

Suspends application of 2007 Visa Agreement, including as relevant to business people and representatives of business organisations.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/334

28 February 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Prohibition for any aircraft operated by Russian air carriers, including as a marketing carrier in codesharing or blocked-space arrangements, or for any Russian registered aircraft, or for any non-Russian-registered aircraft which is owned or chartered, or otherwise controlled by any Russian natural or legal person, entity or body, to land in, take off from or overfly the territory of the EU (article 3d).

Prohibition on transactions related to the management of reserves as well as of assets of the Central Bank of Russia, including transactions with any legal person, entity or body acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, the Central Bank of Russia, are prohibited (article 5a(4)).

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/335

28 February 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Prohibition of any transactions with the Central Bank of Russia. Russia Central Bank asset freeze (article 1a).

Denial of permission to land in, take off from, or overfly, their territories to any aircraft operated by Russian air carriers, including as a marketing carrier, to any Russian-registered aircraft, and to non-Russian-registered aircraft which are owned or chartered, or otherwise controlled by a Russian legal or natural person (article 4e).

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/338 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility for the supply to the Ukrainian Armed Forces of military equipment, and platforms, designed to deliver lethal force

28 February 2022

N/A. New measure

Retroactive effect from 1 January 2022

Establishment of an assistance measure benefitting Ukraine financed under the European Peace Facility (EPF). The objective of the Assistance Measure is to contribute to strengthening the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and protect the civilian population against the ongoing military aggression.

Provides for a centralised budget framework and reporting coordination between Ministries of Defence of the EU member states.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/339 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces

28 February 2022

N/A. New measure

Retroactive effect from 1 January 2022

Provision of assistance measures calling for contributions up to €50,000,000. The funds called by the administrator for assistance measures to be used to pay expenditure within the limits approved by the Committee established by Decision (CFSP) 2021/509 in the 2022 amending budget corresponding to the Assistance Measure.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/336

28 February 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Addition of:

  • Numerous ultra-high net worth Russian businessmen (oligarchs) including
    • Igor Sechin, chief executive of Rosneft Oil Co.
    • Alexey Mordashov, the majority owner of steel giant Severstal PAO
    • Alisher Usmanov
    • Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, founders of Alfa Bank
  • The measures also target key Kremlin officials including Dimitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary; several journalists the EU accuses of anti-Ukrainian propaganda; and military officers

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/337

28 February 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Measures equivalent to those in Regulation 336.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/345

1 March 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Imposing further restrictive measures with regard to the provision of specialised financial messaging services to certain Russian credit institutions and their Russian subsidiaries, which are relevant for the Russian financial system and which are already the subject of restrictive measures imposed by the Union or by partner countries and, subject to certain exceptions, with regard to engagement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

It also prohibits, subject to certain exceptions, the supply of euro banknotes to Russia.

These measures fall within the scope of the Treaty and, therefore, in particular with a view to ensuring their uniform application in all Member States, regulatory action at the level of the Union is necessary.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/346

1 March 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Measures equivalent to those in Regulation 345.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/350

1 March 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Prohibition on the broadcasting and the facilitation of broadcasting by the following media outlets, including through transmission/distribution by any means such as cable, satellite, IP-TV, internet service providers, internet video-sharing platforms or apps:

  • Sputnik
  • RT – Russia Today English
  • RT – Russia Today UK
  • RT – Russia Today Germany
  • RT – Russia Today France
  • RT – Russia Today Spanish

These measures also suspend any broadcasting licence, authorisation or arrangement with the above entities.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/351

1 March 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Measures equivalent to those in Regulation 350.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/353

2 March 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Addition of 22 Belarusian individuals to the asset freeze list under Regulation 269.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/354

2 March 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 353 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/355

2 March 2022

Regulation 765

On publication date

Renames the Regulation 765 to refer expressly to the fact that these measures relate also to the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Introduces extensive new prohibitions with respect to dealing with Belarus, some of these equivalent to the prohibitions introduced on Russia under Regulation 328 (eg in relation to dual-use goods and technology, goods and technology which might contribute to Belarus’s military and technological enhancement), as well as a number of prohibitions with respect to wood, cement, iron, steel and rubber products and specific machinery as listed in the Regulation.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/356

2 March 2022

Decision 642

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 356 above.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/375

4 March 2022 (but dated 3 March)

Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain

persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

On publication date

Update following a review by the Council, on the rights of defence and effective judicial protection on individuals charged with the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds, including former Ukrainian President Yanukovych (now thought to be in hiding in Russia).

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/376

4 March 2022 (but dated 3 March)

Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Implementing Regulation 375 above.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/396

9 March 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds a further 160 persons to the asset freeze list under Regulation 269, including persons owning or holding senior management positions or otherwise connected to prominent Russian businesses considered to support the Russian government, as well as a number of persons of the Federation Council who ratified the government decisions to recognise the declaration of independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/397

9 March 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Implementing Regulation 397 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/394

9 March 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Extends the definition of transferable securities to include such classes of securities “including in the form of crypto-assets”.

This Regulation also introduces a new prohibitions in relation to maritime navigation goods and technology to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia, for use in Russia, or for the placing on board of a Russian-flagged vessel.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/395

9 March 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 394 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/398

9 March 2022

Regulation 765

On publication date

  • Expands the existing financial restrictions under the Belarus sanctions to include prohibitions similar to those already included under Regulation 833 on Russia. In particular, it prohibits the listing and provision of services in relation to shares of Belarusian state-owned entities on EU trading venues. In addition, it introduces new measures which significantly limit the financial inflows from Belarus to the Union by prohibiting the acceptance of deposits exceeding certain values from Belarusian nationals or residents, the holding of accounts of Belarusian clients by the EU central securities depositories as well as the selling of euro-denominated securities to Belarusian clients. It also prohibits transactions with the Central Bank of Belarus related to the management of reserves or assets, the provision of public financing for trade with and investment in Belarus, with limited exceptions, and the provision of euro denominated banknotes to Belarus or for use in Belarus.
  • It also imposes further restrictive measures with regard to the provision of specialised financial messaging services to certain Belarusian credit institutions and their Belarusian subsidiaries, which are relevant for the Belarusian financial system and which are already the subject of restrictive measures imposed by the Union.
  • It also extends the definition of transferable securities to include such classes of securities “including in the form of crypto-assets”.
  • This also adds obligations on the Network Manager for air traffic management network functions of the single European sky regarding overflight prohibitions and amend the provisions on non-circumvention.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/399

9 March 2022

Decision 642

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 398 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/408

11 March 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Amends the information concerning 37 individuals and six entities already included under Regulation 269.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/411

11 March 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 408 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/427

15 March 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds a further 15 individuals and 9 entities to the asset freeze list under Regulation 269, including among others prominent figures such as Roman Abramovich.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/428

15 March 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Introduces further sectoral restrictive measures, as follows:

  • Prohibits all transactions with certain state-owned companies.
  • Prohibit the provision of any credit rating services, as well as access to any subscription services in relation to credit rating activities, to any Russian person or entity.
  • Tightens export restrictions regarding dual-use goods and technology as well as goods and technology which might contribute to the technological enhancement of Russia’s defence and security sector, and expands the list of persons connected to Russia’s defence and industrial base, which are subject to those restrictions.
  • Prohibits new investments in the Russian energy sector, and introduces a comprehensive export restriction on equipment, technology and services for the energy industry in Russia, with the exception of nuclear industry and the downstream sector of energy transport.
  • Introduces further trade restrictions concerning iron and steel, as well as on luxury goods.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/429

15 March 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 427 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430

15 March 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 428 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/580

8 April 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Expands the provisions of Article 6b of Regulation 269 to provide for further grounds for persons to apply for a licence to be exempted from the asset freeze restrictions. In particular, the amendments introduce:

  • As relevant to the latest Russian banks addedto the asset freeze list (i.e. VTB, Otkritie, Novikombank and Sovcombank), the possibility to apply for a licence for those entities to use frozen funds or economic resources or otherwise to make available certain funds or economic resources to those entities, for the purposes of termination by 9 October 2022 of operations, contracts, or other agreements, including correspondent banking relations, concluded with those entities before 8 April 2022.
  • As relevant generally to persons included on the asset freeze list, the possibility to apply for a licence for such asset frozen persons to use frozen funds or economic resources or otherwise to make available certain funds or economic resources to such persons, provided that the relevant competent authority is able to determine that:
    • the funds or economic resources are necessary for the sale and transfer by 9 October 2022 of proprietary rights in a legal person, entity or body established in the Union where those proprietary rights are directly or indirectly owned by a natural or legal person, entity or body listed in Annex I; and
    • (ii) the proceeds of such sale and transfer remain frozen.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/581

8 April 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds a further 216 individuals and 18 entities to the asset freeze list, notably including four Russian banks (VTB, Otkritie, Novikombank and Sovcombank) as well as further high profile Russian government officials and businessmen.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/582

8 April 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 581 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576

8 April 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Introduces further sectoral prohibitions, as follows:

  • extends the list of controlled items which might contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancement or the development of its defence and security sector;
  • introduces additional import restrictions on certain goods from Russia, in particular on coal and other solid fossil fuels;
  • introduces further export restrictions to Russia, in particular on jet fuel and other goods;
  • prohibits the award and continued execution of public contracts and concessions with Russian nationals and entities or bodies established in Russia.
  • imposes a prohibition on the provision of support, including financing and financial assistance or any other benefit, from an EU, Euratom or Member State programme to Russian publicly owned or controlled entities;
  • extends the prohibitions on the export of euro-denominated banknotes and on the sale of euro-denominated transferrable securities to all official currencies of the Member States;
  • extends the exemption from the prohibition to engage in transactions with certain State-owned entities as regards transactions for the purchase, import or transport of fossil fuels and certain minerals into Switzerland, the EEA and the Western Balkans;
  • extends the exemptions from the prohibition on transaction with certain Russian State-owned enterprises and their subsidiaries to countries in the European Economic Area and Switzerland as well as to the Western Balkans;
  • introduces a prohibition for road transport undertakings established in Russia to transport goods by road in the EU;
  • prohibits access to ports to vessels registered under the flag of Russia;
  • notably, introduces a prohibition on acting as a trustee or in similar capacities for Russian persons and entities, as well as a prohibition on providing certain services to trusts.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/577

8 April 2022

Regulation 765

On publication date

Introduces further sectoral prohibitions, as follows:

  • imposes further restrictive measures prohibiting the sale to Belarus of transferable securities denominated in any official currency of a Member State, and prohibiting the sale, supply, transfer or export to Belarus of banknotes denominated in any official currency of a Member State; and
  • imposes further restrictive measures prohibiting road transport undertakings established in Belarus from transporting goods by road within the territory of the European Union.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/578

8 April 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 576 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/579

8 April 2022

Decision 642

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 577 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/625

13 April 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds exceptions to the freezing of the assets of, and the restrictions on making funds and economic resources available to, designated persons, entities and bodies for certain clearly defined categories of bodies, persons, entities, organisations and agencies for exclusively humanitarian purposes in Ukraine.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/627

13 April 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 625 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/626

13 April 2022

Regulation 263

On publication date

Adds exceptions that allow clearly defined categories of bodies, persons, entities, organisations and agencies to provide goods and technology for use in certain sectors, as well as certain restricted services and assistance related to such goods and technology, to persons, entities and bodies in the non-government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine or for use in those areas, where necessary for humanitarian purposes. Similarly, the exceptions allow for the provision of specific restricted services and assistance directly relating to certain infrastructure in the non-government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, where necessary for humanitarian purposes.

Luhansk/Donetsk embargo.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/628

13 April 2022

Decision 266

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 626 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/658

21 April 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds a further two individuals to the asset freeze list.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/660

21 April 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 658 above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/876

3 June 2022

Regulation 765

On publication date

Adds a further two individuals and eight entities should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation 765 (Belarussian asset freeze list).

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/877

3 June 2022

Regulation 765

On publication date

On publication date Expands the list of entities subject to restrictions with regard to authorisations for the sale, supply, transfer or export of dual-use goods and technology, and goods and technology which might contribute to Belarus’s military and technological enhancement, or to the development of its defence and security sector.

This amendment also expands the list of Belarusian credit institutions and their Belarusian subsidiaries subject to a SWIFT ban.

It also includes provisions clarifying and strengthening the provisions on national penalties for the breach of the measures under Regulation 269, namely including provisions for Member States to introduce in their national regimes criminal penalties for the breach of sanctions and further to introduce appropriate measures for confiscation of the proceeds of such infringements

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/878

3 June 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds a further 65 individuals and 18 entities to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation 269 (Russian asset freeze list).

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/879

3 June 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

This is the key legal instrument introducing the new sectoral prohibitions under the sixth package. The new prohibitions consist of:

  • Oil imports: Introduction of an embargo on the import of crude oil and refined oil products from Russia, with a programme to gradually phase out Russian oil imports. These provisions include temporary exemptions for certain cases where Member States are heavily dependent on Russian oil.
  • Oil transport services: After a wind down period of 6 months, EU operators will be prohibited from insuring and financing the transport, in particular through maritime routes, of oil to third countries.
  • Financial services: An additional three Russian banks, including Russia's largest bank Sberbank, have been removed from SWIFT.
  • Business services: The deadline for winding down certain prohibited trust services has been extended to 5 July 2022 and those provisions have been further refined. This latest package also introduces a prohibition on the provision to the Russian government, as well as to legal persons, entities or bodies established in Russia of certain business-relevant services such as accounting, auditing, statutory audit, bookkeeping and tax consulting services, business and management consulting, and public relations services.
  • Broadcasting suspension: The broadcasting activities of Rossiya RTR/RTR Planeta, Rossiya 24/Russia 24, and TV Centre International – have been suspended. The advertising of products or services on sanctioned outlets has also been prohibited.
  • Export restrictions: The list of advanced technology items banned from export to Russia has been expanded to include additional chemicals that could be used in the process of manufacture of chemical weapons.
  • Penalties: This amendment also clarifies and strengthen the provisions on national penalties for the breach of the sanctions under Regulation 833.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/880

3 June 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Introduces further derogation options from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to designated persons and entities.

This amendment also clarifies and strengthens the provisions on national penalties for the breach of the measures under Regulation 269, namely including provisions for Member States to introduce in their national regimes criminal penalties for the breach of sanctions and further to introduce appropriate measures for confiscation of the proceeds of such infringements.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/881

3 June 2022

Decision 642

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 876 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/882

3 June 2022

Decision 642

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 877 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/883

3 June 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 878 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/884

3 June 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 879 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/885

3 June 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 880 above.

Regulation (EU) 2022/1280 of the European Parliament and of the Council

18 July 2022

N/A. New measure

On publication date

Laying down specific and temporary measures, in view of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, concerning driver documents issued by Ukraine in accordance with its legislation.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1269 (Regulation 1269)

21 July 2022

Regulation 833

On publication date

Introduces the following additional provisions to Regulation 833:

Extends the list of controlled items which might contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancement or the development of its defence and security sector;

Imposes a prohibition on the direct or indirect import, purchase or transfer of gold, which constitutes Russia’s most significant export after energy;

Extends the port access ban to locks

Allows, the sharing of technical assistance with Russia in relation to aviation goods and technology to safeguard the technical industrial standard setting process of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Introduces an exemption from the prohibition to enter into any transactions with Russian public entities necessary to ensure access to judicial, administrative or arbitral proceedings;

Harmonises the notification requirements for national competent authorities granting authorisations pursuant to derogations provided

Expands the scope of the prohibition on accepting deposits to include those from legal persons, entities or bodies established in third countries and majority-owned by Russian nationals or natural persons residing in Russia.

Subjects the acceptance of deposits for non-prohibited cross-border trade to a prior authorisation by the national competent authorities.

Extends the exemption from the prohibition to engage in transactions with certain State-owned entities as regards transactions for agricultural products and the supply of oil and petroleum products to third countries

This Regulation also includes clarifications that the measures in Regulation 833 do not prevent third countries and their nationals from trading with Russia or trading in Russian goods.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1270

21 July 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Adds a further 48 persons and 9 entities to the asset freeze list under Regulation 269, most notably Sberbank which to date had not been listed.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1271

21 July 2022

Decision 512

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 1269 (amending Regulation 833) above.

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1273 (Regulation 1273)

21 July 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Introduces a number of derogations to the asset freeze provisions of Regulation 269:

Further derogation from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to designated persons and entities in order to urgently prevent or mitigate an event likely to have a serious and significant impact on human health and safety or the environment;

Derogation from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to the key designated Russian banks (being Bank Rossiya, Promsvyazbnak, Vnesheconombank (VEB), Otkiritie, Novikombank, Sovcombank, VTB Bank and Sberbank;

Derogation from the asset freeze and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available for the orderly wind-down of operations, including correspondent banking relations with respect to Sberbank.

It additionally introduces requirements on designated persons and entities to report assets held within a Member State and further strengthens the reporting obligations on EU operators to prevent breaches and circumvention of the asset freeze.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1272

21 July 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 1273 (amending Regulation 269) above.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1274 (Regulation 1274)

21 July 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Imposes an asset freeze on six individuals and one entity related to Syrian regime involved in the recruitment of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Ukraine alongside Russian troops.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1276

21 July 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 1274 above.

Regulation (EU) 2022/1278 of the European Parliament and of the Council

22 July 2022

Regulation 508

On publication date

Introduces measures to mitigate the impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on the fishery and aquaculture sector.

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1354 (Regulation 1354)

4 August 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Added two further individuals to the asset freeze list:

  • Oleksandr Viktorovych YANUKOVYCH
  • Viktor Fedorovych YANUKOVYCH

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1355

4 August 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 1354 above.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1355 (Regulation 1446)

1 September 2022

Regulation 269

On publication date

Added three further individuals to the asset freeze list.

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1355

1 September 2022

Decision 145

On publication date

Equivalent to those listed under Regulation 1446 above.