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EU restrictive measures in view of actions destabilising the situation in eastern Ukraine

EU restrictive measures in view of actions destabilising the situation in eastern Ukraine

 

SUMMARY OF:

Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

Regulation (EU) No 692/2014 concerning restrictions on the import into the Union of goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Decision 2014/386/CFSP concerning restrictions on goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DECISIONS AND THE REGULATIONS?

They collectively put in place sanctions and other restrictive measures such as travel bans and asset freezes in respect of Russian action in Ukraine.

KEY POINTS

The documents address four different aspects of the situation in Ukraine. They put in place restrictive measures covering the following.

  • 1.

    Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    Decision 2014/512/CFSP

    • Imposes economic sanctions, including a ban on the sale, supply, transfer or export of weapons, dual-use goods (see summary) and technology, certain oil exploration and production technology, and on assistance with goods and technology included on the common military list.

    Regulation (EU) No 833/2014

    • Supplements these measures by establishing a basis for information-sharing between EU countries as well as by authorising EU countries to introduce rules on penalties for infringing the bans and restrictions.
  • 2.

    Imports originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

    Decision 2014/386/CFSP

    • Bans the import of goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol into the EU, along with related financial assistance.
    • Exempts goods checked by the Ukraine authorities and granted a certificate of origin.
    • Bans the acquisition or extension of business dealings in the areas including acquiring real estate or shares in companies based there.

    Regulation (EU) No 692/2014

    • Provides broader details on restrictive economic measures.
    • Includes a list of the banned goods for sale, supply, transfer or export.
  • 3.

    Actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

    Decision 2014/145/CFSP

    • Establishes travel bans and asset freezes.
    • Lists the persons concerned.

    Regulation (EU) No 269/2014

    • Provides broader details on travel bans and asset freezes along with derogations.
    • Sets up a basis for information sharing between EU countries.
    • Authorises EU countries to set up rules on penalties for infringing the bans and restrictions.
  • 4.

    Certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

    Decision 2014/119/CFSP

    • Asset freezes, with derogations, on those responsible for misappropriating Ukrainian state funds or responsible for human rights violations in Ukraine.
    • Lists the individuals concerned.

    Regulation (EU) No 208/2014

    • Provides broader details on asset freezes along with derogations.
    • Sets up a basis for information-sharing between EU countries.
    • Authorises EU countries to set rules on penalties for infringing the bans and restrictions.

Amendments

Each of these laws has been amended multiple times, for example to update lists of persons or to prolong sanctions. This is done either by adopting Council acts or Council implementing acts.

FROM WHEN DO THE DECISIONS AND THE REGULATIONS APPLY?

Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 and Decision 2014/119/CFSP have applied since 6 March 2014.

Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 and Decision 2014/145/CFSP have applied since 17 March 2014.

Regulation (EU) No 692/2014 and Decision 2014/386/CFSP have applied since 25 June 2014.

Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 and Decision 2014/512/CFSP have applied since 1 August 2014.

BACKGROUND

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine (OJ L 229, 31.7.2014, pp. 13-17)

Successive amendments to Decision 2014/512/CFSP have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine (OJ L 229, 31.7.2014, pp. 1-11)

See consolidated version.

Council Regulation (EU) No 692/2014 of 23 June 2014 concerning restrictions on the import into the Union of goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol (OJ L 183, 24.6.2014, pp. 9-14)

See consolidated version.

Council Decision 2014/386/CFSP of 23 June 2014 concerning restrictions on goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol (OJ L 183, 24.6.2014, pp. 70-71)

See consolidated version.

Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (OJ L 78, 17.3.2014, pp. 6-15)

See consolidated version.

Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (OJ L 78, 17.3.2014, pp. 16-21)

See consolidated version.

Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine (OJ L 66, 6.3.2014, pp. 1-10)

See consolidated version.

Council Decision 2014/119/CFSP of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine (OJ L 66, 6.3.2014, pp. 26-30)

See consolidated version.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Common Military List of the European Union (OJ C 85, 13.3.2020, pp. 1-37)

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – Part Five – The Union’s external action – Title IV – Restrictive measures – Article 215 (ex Article 301 TEC) (OJ C 202, 7.6.2016, p. 144)

Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (OJ L 134, 29.5.2009, pp. 1-269)

See consolidated version.

last update 04.11.2020

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