Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russia

January 01, 1970 by Mark Dunn

Posted on by  Maya Lester on europeansanctions.com

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that his government will submit a bill to parliament that will authorise it to impose mirrored sanctions against any country that imposes sanctions on it. Speaking at a government meeting, he added that "The Ukrainian government will react to any Russian decision with mirrored sanctions".


Following talks between Russia, Ukraine, and the EU that ended on 1 December without agreement, Russian Trade and Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev stated that "It's a very probable scenario that there won't be an agreement before 1 January and the non-preferential trade regime will be introduced", explaining that "it requires extraordinary efforts to reach an agreement".

This article first appeared on European Sanctions Law & Practice (http://europeansanctions.com/), a blog by Maya Lester (+44 20 7379 3550, maya.lester@brickcourt.co.uk), a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Michael O'Kane (+44 (0) 20 7822 7777 mokane@petersandpeters.com), head of Business Crime at Peters & Peters.