Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario.
The UK currently implements EU and UN sanctions through EU legislation and related UK regulations.
The information on this page applies after EU exit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It will be updated if a deal is agreed.
The Russia sanctions regime
The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 are intended to ensure that certain sanctions relating to Russia, which are currently in force in the UK under EU legislation and related UK regulations, continue to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU.
This sanctions regime is aimed encouraging Russia to cease actions destabilising Ukraine or undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine. When these regulations come into force they will replace, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.