EU sanctions against Russia in the context of the Ukrainian conflict

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Ruth Ferrero-Turrión, profesora de Ciencia Política, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

This article analyses the international sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU as a result of the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Donbass, and their impact in political and economic terms on member states, on certain economic sectors and on Russia. It also addresses how the diversity of positions within the European Council affects decision-making in this area, in which criticisms of these measures are growing louder. The study is developed on normative postulates that will be transferred to the specific case to observe the behaviour of the actors involved and the different reactions that occur over time, including that of Spain. It thereby seeks to contribute to the academic literature on international sanctions by applying existing sanctions typologies to this specific case study.

Key words: EU, international sanctions, Ukraine, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Russia, international law


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How to cite this article: Ferrero-Turrión, Ruth. «Las sanciones de la UE hacia Rusia en el contexto del conflicto ucraniano». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 125 (septiembre de 2020), p. 187-207. DOI: