UK sanctions relating to Russia

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

The Russia sanctions regime

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

You should also review The Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 and The Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 to find out any amendments made to the Regulations.

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

These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

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

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.

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Published 15 April 2019
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

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

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

  4. First published.