Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russia

January 01, 1970 by Mark Dunn

Posted on by  Maya Lester on

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 (, 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.