EU sanctions position towards Russia remains unchanged

January 01, 1970

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by Michael O'Kane on

The EU's sanctions against Russia will not be discussed at today's meeting of the European Council (19 January 2015). This means that the current EU sanctions in force against Russia will remain unchanged.

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stated that assistance for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia would not be discussed at the meeting, and that any future decisions on sanctions "will only be based on improvements on the ground, on implementation of the Minsk [peace] agreement."

A full list of current EU sanctions against Russia can be found on the 'sanctions in force' section of this blog.

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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.