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Our customers rely on us to rapidly update our sanctions lists, so they know they’re screening against the latest available designations.

While sanctions lists can always change at short notice, this challenge took on a new urgency following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In this dashboard, we’ve compiled all new data we have relating to sanctions designations since the invasion. By sharing these visualizations publicly, we hope to make the insights we’ve compiled as accessible as possible.

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Global sanctions on Russia Since Ukraine Invasion

This graph shows the number of sanctions issued since February 24th by sanctions issuer. For example, countries such as Belgium and France manage independent sanctions lists as well as subscribing to the EU’s wider, separate list.

At the end of April, Poland moved ahead of the EU pack and sanctioned 50 Russian entities (both persons and organisations) over the invasion of Ukraine. Warsaw issued its first national sanctions list, following a constant push for tougher sanctions inside the EU. The designations include gas supplier Gazprom. This comes immediately after Russia warned Poland that it would halt supplying gas immediately if the latter doesn’t pay for the resource in Roubles.

Note: This data captures all sanctions applied since February 24th. While the overwhelming majority of these relate to Russia, some may not.

Disclaimer: The data displayed in this chart is collected by ComplyAdvantage and highlights the date when ComplyAdvantage identified a sanction list being updated with new entities. It doesn’t claim to highlight the actual date when a sanction list has been updated. Although these charts are updated on a regular basis (see “last update date”) ComplyAdvantage doesn’t guarantee that these charts cover the most up-to-date information on the featured sanction lists from the day of the update. 

 


Growth in Sanctions Issued Over Time

As the conflict continued to escalate, so too did the number of sanctions issued. This graph shows that trajectory both globally and country-by-country.

Disclaimer: The data displayed in this chart is collected by ComplyAdvantage and highlights the date when ComplyAdvantage identified a sanction list being updated with new entities. It doesn’t claim to highlight the actual date when a sanction list has been updated. Although these charts are updated on a regular basis (see “last update date”) ComplyAdvantage doesn’t guarantee that these charts cover the most up-to-date information on the featured sanction lists from the day of the update. 

 


Global Sanctions on Russia: Most Sanctioned Persons and Entities

Western sanctions against Russia have been coordinated to a remarkable degree. While some differentiation is evident, the most sanctioned Russian entities and persons are broadly consistent across the major sanctions lists.

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What Countries are Sanctioning Russia as Part of the Ukraine War?

Governments and international authorities use sanctions to restrict or prohibit trade with foreign targets. See the map of countries who have taken “unfriendly” actions towards Russia since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.

 


Global Sanctions on Russia: What Types of Entities have been Sanctioned so far?

Sanctions can be issued against persons (e.g. Roman Abramovich), entities (e.g. a Russian bank), vessels (e.g. a yacht) and aircraft (e.g. a private jet).

These graphs show the distribution of sanctions so far, and how these vary by country.

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Compliance with Sanctions on Russia

The three main sanctions regimes targeting Russia so far are the United States, European Union & the United Kingdom. Click below for more in-depth details of what these sanctions are and how they affect your organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Governments and international organisations impose economic sanctions to alter the decisions of other actors (state and non-state) who burden their interests and breach international norms. According to the UN: “Sanctions are meant to be a last resort when it comes to addressing massive human rights violations, curbing illegal smuggling or stopping extremism groups (…) being used to support peace efforts, to ensure that elections are held, or to demobilize armed groups”.

Entities sanctioned by the United States and other governments are statutorily banned from doing business in or with the jurisdiction imposing the sanctions. For example, American citizens, businesses, and governmental bodies are prohibited from interacting commercially or financially with entities covered by US sanctions lists like those issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Though a government’s authority is domestic, and technically relevant only to those institutions and individuals subject to US jurisdiction, in this case the nature of sanctions lists and the desire of citizens and businesses to maintain their access to the US financial system makes this power a multilateral tool by effect. Learn more about sanctions in our article.

Not always. Although some sanction lists have specific programs dedicated to the Russia Ukraine war, some sanction lists take a more general approach. Some examples of dedicated programs to the Russia Ukraine conflict include:

  • 🇺🇸 OFAC SDN list, Program EO13661: “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine”
  • 🇺🇸  OFAC Consolidated List, Executive Order 14024, “Blocking Property With Respect To Specified Harmful Foreign Activities Of The Government Of The Russian Federation”

You can learn more about sanctions lists in our article: What is a sanctions list? 

We are constantly monitoring sanction lists to ensure we do not miss out on a sanctioned entity. This is especially so for the critical global sanctions programmes issued by OFAC, UN, EU and HMT. The sanctions team have verified that automated checks are carried out every 15 minutes and these updates are reflected in our database within a couple of hours after that. We also have a nightly monitoring system that sends you an update if and when there are any changes or new updates. Our goal is to make sure that our customers follows the best practices in terms of sanctions screening

On this page, the displayed data has been last updated on 20/07/2022.

ComplyAdvantage obtains global sanctions information from primary sources, and then proceeds to standardize, clean and enrich the data, extracting key information like IDs and addresses from text blobs. ComplyAdvantage enriches as many as fifteen separate items per entry. This analysis is based on the enriched primary source data that populates our database. The database consists of over 900 watchlists, covering over 200 countries and eight different categories (sanctions, export control, law enforcement most wanted, contract debarment, politically exposed persons, regulatory enforcement, delisted, and elevated risk). ComplyAdvantage checks for watchlist updates every fifteen minutes directly from issuing authorities. 

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