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Tracker of Sanctions in response to Ukraine Crisis

This tracker is a high-level summary of the measures imposed by Australia following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. In the current circumstances, the status of these measures are subject to change on a daily basis. Certain measures were in place prior to February 2022 and these are not included in this tracker. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this summary at the date of publication, no reliance should be placed on its content and it does not constitute legal advice. Please refer to the primary sources of the restrictions for their full content.

This tracker was last updated on 16 August 2022.

AUSTRALIA
Date of impositionSanction imposed Summary 
28 June 2022Asset freeze and travel ban16 individuals: Alina Maratovna Kabaeva, Igor Alexandrovich Putin, Mikhail Evgenievich Putin, Roman Igorevich Putin, Yuri Nikolayevich Shamalov, Aleksandr Grigorevich Plekhov, Mikhail Alekseevich Klishin, Sergey Nikolayevich Gorkov, God Semenovich Nisanov, Evgeny Grigorievich Novitsky, Grigory Viktorovich Berezkin, Igor Albertovich Kesaev, Irek Envarovich Faizullin, Vitaly Gennadyevich Savelyev, Dmitry Nikolayevich Patrushev, And Maria Alekseevna Lvova-Belova.
18 May 2022Asset Freeze12 entities: Internet Research Agency LLC, New Eastern Outlook, Oriental Review, Strategic Culture Foundation, SouthFront, NewsFront, OOO Inforos, United World International, Geopolitica, Odna Rodyna, Journal Kamerton, and Analiticheski Tsentr Katekhon OOO.
Asset freeze and travel ban11 individuals: Taras Romanovych Kozak, Dmitriy Konstantinovich Kiselyov, Alexey Lvovich Nikolov, Sergey Borisovich Brilev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zharov, Mikhail Ilich Yakushev, Mikhail Vladimirovich Leontyev, Alexander Igorevich Kots, Evgeny Poddubny, Aleksandr Yakovlevich Shkolnik, and Dmitry Anatolyevich Steshin.
Asset Freeze3 entities: Private Military Company “Wagner”, Industrial-Commercial Private Unitary Enterprise Minotor-Service, and OJSC KB Radar-Managing Company of Radar Systems Holding.
Asset freeze and travel ban4 individuals: Nikolay Vaselyevich BOGDANOVSKY, Aleksandr Petrovich CHUPRIYAN, Illia Volodymyrovych KYVA, and Sergei Borisovich Korolyov.
4 May 2022Asset freeze and travel ban76 individuals, including members of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Asset freeze and travel ban34 individuals, including various ministers in Luhansk and Donetsk.
25 April 2022

Trade restrictions – increased import tariffs

(announced 1 April 2022)

Australia issued a formal notification withdrawing entitlements to the Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff treatment and will, from 25 April 2022, apply an additional tariff of 35% to all imports from Russia and Belarus. This will be in addition to general duty rates that currently apply.
Import sanctioned goods

(announced 11 March 2022)

Certain goods relating to oil, petroleum, coal, and gas will be designated as 'import sanctioned goods' from 25 April 2022.

A full list can be accessed here.

21 April 2022Asset freeze and travel ban147 individuals, including senators of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, and family members of Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov
13 April 2022Asset freeze 

14 entities: Kamaz, Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, Ruselectronics, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Sevmash, Alrosa, Sovcomflot, Russian Railways, Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Transneft, Rostelecom, RusHydro, and Gas Industry Insurance Company SOGAZ.

These sanctions target certain defence related entities, shipping companies, a transportation company, and an electronic component company which is responsible for the production of around 80 per cent of all Russian electronic components.

7 April 2022

Asset freeze and travel ban
67 individuals, including a military official and senior Russian government officials.
Export sanctioned goods (announced on 4 April 2022)The Australian Government has prohibited the export of certain luxury goods to Russia from 7 April 2022, including wine, high value cosmetics, parts for luxury vehicles, tobacco, etc. A full list (including the value thresholds) can be accessed here.
29 March 2022Magnitsky sanctions: Asset freeze and travel ban 

14 individuals responsible for the serious corruption Mr Magnistky exposed, and a further 25 individuals that were perpetrators and accomplices of his abuse and death.

[Note: these sanctions are not related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but has been included for completeness for additional sanctions imposed on Russian designated entities and/or individuals.]

25 March 2022Belarus: Asset freeze and travel ban23 individuals, including the President of Belarus (and his wife and son), certain ministers of defence, and other individuals who have enabled Russia to launch attacks from Belarus.
Asset freeze and travel ban22 individuals, namely on propagandists and purveyors of disinformation, including senior employees from Russia Today, the Strategic Culture Foundation, InfoRos and NewsFront.
20 March 2022Export sanctioned goodsThe following are now designated as 'export sanctioned goods': Aluminium ores and concentrates, artificial corundum, other aluminium oxide, and aluminium hydroxide.
17 March 2022Asset freeze

11 entities: Sberbank, VTB Bank, Gazprombank, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs, Rosselkhozbank, Sovcombank, Novikombank, Alfa-Bank, Credit Bank of Moscow, National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, and Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

These sanctions target Russian Government entities responsible for issuing and managing Russia's sovereign debt.

Asset freeze and travel banTwo individuals: Viktor Feixovich Vekselberg and Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska.
13 March 2022Asset freeze and travel ban
33 individuals, including sanctions on Russian oligarchs, prominent business people and their immediate family members.
 7 March 2022Asset freeze and travel ban

10 individuals: Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, Vladimir Rudolfovich Solovyov, Konstantin Knyrik, Modest Alexeyevich Kolerov, Yevgeniy Nikolaevich Prilepin, Anton Vyacheslavovich Krasovsky, Arkady Viktorovich Mamontov, Yuriy Anatolyevich Prokofyev, Yuriy Sergeyevich Fedin, and Dmitry Sergeyvich Peskov.

These sanctions target individuals spreading propaganda and/or disinformation.

Asset freeze and travel ban
Six individuals: Nikolay Anatolyevich Yevmenov, Vladimir Lvovich Kasatonov, Igor Vladimirovich Osipov, Oleg Leonydovych Salyukov, Sergei Surovikin, and Sergey Vladimirovich Dronov.
Asset freeze
One entity: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
2 March 2022Asset freezeSeven entities: Russian Direct Investment Fund, Management Company of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, RVC Management Company, Central Bank of the Russian Federation, EXIAR, Otkritie Bank, and Cetelem Bank.

28 February 2022 

(announced, but not yet implemented) 67                                             


Visa restrictions –"golden passports"

Introduction of measures to limit the sale of citizenship—so called golden passports—that let wealthy Russians connected to the Russian government become citizens of Western countries and gain access to their financial systems.

Transatlantic task force

Establishment of a transatlantic task force that will ensure the effective implementation of financial sanctions by identifying and freezing the assets of sanctioned individuals and companies that exist within relevant jurisdictions.
27 February 2022Asset freeze and travel ban
Five individual ministers: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin, and Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu.
26 February 2022Asset freeze and travel ban
Seven Belarusian individuals: Viktor Khrenin, Aleksander Volfovich, Dmitry Pantus, Viachaslau Rassalai, Aliaksandr Yauhenavich Shatrou, Aliaksei Ivanavich Rymasheuski, and Aliaksandr Piatrovich Vetsianevich.
Asset freeze and travel banSix Belarusian entities: State Authority For Military Industry Of The Republic Of Belarus (SAMI), OKB TSP Scientific Production Limited Liability Company (OKB TSP), Oboronnye Initsiativy, Belspetsvneshtechnika (BSVT), Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT), and LLC Synesis.
25 February 2022Asset freeze and travel ban
339 individuals individual members of Russia State Duma.
Asset freeze and travel banEight individuals: Denis Aleksandrovich Bortnikov, Vladimir Sergeevich Kiriyenko, Petr Mikhailovich Fradkov, Igor Arkadyevich Rotenberg, Elena Aleksandrovna Georgieva, Yury Borisovich Slyusar, Kirill Nikolayevich Shamalov, and Igor Ivanovich Sechin.
24 February 2022Asset freeze and travel ban

Extensions of the Minister's discretion to impose an asset freeze and/or a travel ban on the following class of people:

a) A person or entity that the Minister is satisfied is, or has been, engaging in an activity or performing a function that is of economic or strategic significance to Russia.

b) A current or former Minister or senior official of the Russian Government.

c) An immediate family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Asset freeze and travel banEight individuals: Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, Yury Yakovlevich Chaika, Aleksander Vladimirovich Gutsan, Igor Anatolyevich Komarov, Anatoly Anatolyevich Seryshev, Igor Olegovich Shchegolev, Viktor Vasilyevich Zolotov, and Vladimir Vladimirovich Yakushev (all part of Russia's security council).
Asset freezeFour banks: Industrial Savings Bank (IS Bank), Genbank, Black Sea Bank for Development and Reconstruction, and Promsvyazbank.

Sectoral sanctions - Donetsk and Luhansk regions

(updated on 28 March 2022 to reflect amendments made)

On 28 March 2022, references to 'Crimea' and 'Sevastopol' in the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 were substituted with 'a specified Ukraine region'.

Specified Ukraine region will includes Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Sevastopol, and a region of Ukraine specified by the Minister under regulation 3B. The substitution extends the previous sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol to now also cover Donetsk and Luhansk. These sanctions largely prohibit trade in the transport, energy, telecommunications, and oil, gas and mineral sectors.

Asset freeze and travel ban25 individuals (including members of the military, and deputy ministers of defence of the Russian Federation).
Asset freezeFour entities: Tactical Missiles Corporation, Kronshtadt, Rostec, and Rosoboronexport.

Additional contributors: Luke Thiagarajah

Footnotes

67. Any measures which have been implemented since their announcement have not been listed here.

 

 

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