EU extends Ukraine sanctions and amends listings

March 16, 2015

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Michael O'Kane on

On 14 March 2015, the EU Council extended the sanctions regime in view of the situation in Ukraine by six months until 15 September 2015, amended the entries for fifty listed individuals, and deleted the entry for a deceased person.  This follows a meeting of the EU Council on 13 March 2015 at which they agreed the extension of sanctions targeting "action against Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence" (see previous blog).

The new measures are brought into force by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/427 implementing Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/432 amending Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP.

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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.