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UK sanctions relating to Russia

This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime relating to Russia.

The Russia sanctions regime

Statutory Guidance on the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They are intended to ensure that certain sanctions relating to Russia continue to operate effectively.

You should also review the following regulations to find out any changes made to the Regulations:

This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine.

Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.

New designations of individuals and Russian entities have been announced. Further sanctions may be imposed in response to events.

On 21 September 2022, the UK government held a webinar briefing on UK sanctions relating to Russia. A recording of this webinar is available for a short time.

Webinar: UK sanctions relating to Russia: briefing by UK government, 21 September 2022

The Export Support Service provides front line Russia sanctions support to all businesses. Contact the service for any questions about the impact of these sanctions on UK businesses operating in any sector, or business operations in Ukraine or Russia.

Further statutory guidance will be published when the relevant legislation is laid.

The session of 21 September 2022 follows on from the webinar held on 17 March 2022.

Webinar: UK sanctions relating to Russia: briefing by UK government, 17 March 2022.

Contact details

For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation OFSI@hmtreasury.gov.uk or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts

For further information on export controls: contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters

For further information on import controls: contact the Department for International Trade’s Import Licensing Branch on importcontrols@trade.gov.uk

For further information on transport sanctions: contact the Department for Transport on transportsanctions@dft.gov.uk

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on sanctions@fcdo.gov.uk

Documents

Published 15 April 2019
Last updated 4 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulations 2022

  2. Added a link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2022

  3. Added video of the webinar on UK sanctions relating to Russia from 21 September 2022.

  4. Added a link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2022

  5. Added a link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2022 and the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2022

  6. Added a link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2022

  7. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulations 2022

  8. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2022

  9. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2022

  10. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2022.

  11. Added video of the webinar on UK sanctions relating to Russia from 17 March.

  12. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2022.

  13. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 and the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022.

  14. Updated to show that new designations have been made under the Russia sanctions regime.

  15. Added contact information for the Export Support Service.

  16. Updated to link to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  17. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

  18. A link to general guidance on financial sanctions has been added.

  19. The link to the Russia sanctions regime statutory guidance has been added.

  20. First published.