Trade sanctions against Russia: taking stock after 100 days of warPost, June 15, 2022
By Cecilia Bellora, Kevin Lefebvre, Malte Thie
On 23rd February - the eve of the Russian invasion of Ukraine - the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the first package of sanctions in response to Moscow's recognition of the self-proclaimed autonomous republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Since then, five further packages have followed, the last of which was adopted on 3rd June. From the second package onwards, sanctions affected trade in goods.