Written by Sebastian Clapp and Beatrix Immenkamp with Simona Tarpova.
Outraged by Moscow’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, the EU Member States have adopted unprecedentedly tough sanctions against Russia, in cooperation with the US, Canada, the UK and other G7 countries, the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) members, and others. Below is a timeline of the sanctions adopted in response to Russia’s decision, announced on 21 February 2022, to recognise the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Ukraine as independent entities, and Russia’s subsequent invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. The timeline does not include EU sanctions adopted in 2014 in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
For further information, see:
- Western sanctions and Russia: What are they? Do they work?, EPRS, February 2022.
- Russia’s war on Ukraine: New EU sanctions, EPRS, March 2022, and update of April 2022.
- Council of the European Union and the European Commission websites.
Read this ‘at a glance’ on ‘Russia’s war on Ukraine: EU sanctions in 2022‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.