EU extends sanctions in view of the situation in Ukraine

January 01, 1970

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by Michael O'Kane on

On 13 March 2015, the EU Council announced that is has extended its sanctions regime in view of the situation in Ukraine for a further six months until 15 September 2015.  The sanctions target "action against Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence".  Currently, 150 individuals and 37 entities are subject to asset freezes and travel bans under the measures.

This gives effect to a decision taken at the Foreign Affairs Council on 29 January 2015 (see previous blog here), and the relevant legal acts will be published in the EU Official Journal on 14 March 2015.

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This article first appeared on European Sanctions Law & Practice (, a blog by Maya Lester (+44 20 7379 3550,, a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Michael O'Kane (+44 (0) 20 7822 7777, head of Business Crime at Peters & Peters.