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Russia: Sanctions

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL312, tabled on 8 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all members of the Russian cabinet, together with senior officials in executive and military posts, are covered by existing sanctions and travel bans.

Answered on

17 June 2015

EU sanctions are designed to impose a cost on Russia for its illegal actions in Ukraine. So far the EU has listed 151 individuals in line with the designation criteria agreed by the Council. The EU has focused on listing Russians who have (amongst other things) been associated with, voiced support for, and been held responsibility for destabilising eastern Ukraine and annexing Crimea.