Russia and Ukraine Sanctions - One Year On

June 26, 2015

The spring and summer of 2014 saw the United States and European Union impose a range of sanctions relating to Ukraine and Russia in response to the series of events leading to the fall of the Yanukovyich government in Ukraine, the de facto incorporation of the Crimea peninsula into the Russian Federation, the uprising in the Eastern regions of Ukraine, and perceived destabilising actions by Russia. More than a year has now passed since the first sanctions were imposed, and as recent events have shown, including the recent decision of the EU to extend sanctions through to January 31, 2016, it is unlikely that these sanctions will be mitigated or removed in the near future, or that Russian counter sanctions will be repealed.

This article takes a look at the measures introduced, how the sanctions picture has evolved and what the future may hold.

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