EU imposes sanctions against Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov
On 25 February 2022, the EU decided to freeze the assets of Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. In addition, the EU imposed restrictive measures on the members of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation and on the remaining members of the Russian State Duma who supported Russia’s recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”republics”.
The Council also agreed on a further package of individual and economic restrictive measures to respond to the unprovoked and unjustified military aggression carried out by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. These sanctions cover the following sectors:
This decision swiftly implements the European Council conclusions of 24 February and shows the unity and resolve of the European Union, together with international partners and allies, to defend the peace order and the international law.
On 23 February 2022, the Council agreed on a first package of sanctions in response to the recognition by Russia of the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Ukraine as independent entities.
Read the full release here: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/