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Special Legal Report
Confiscation of 🇷🇺 State Assets for The Reconstruction of Ukraine
February 2024
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KSE Talks #5
Will 🇺🇦 receive $300bn of 🇷🇺 frozen assets?
Anna Vlasyuk, Dr. Philip Zelikow
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Yermak-McFaul Sanctions Group Paper
Four Key Steps to Constrain Russia in 2024 and Beyond
February 2024
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Joint Paper by KSE Institute Sanctions Team & Yermak-McFaul Sanctions Group
How 🇷🇺 Continues To Import Components For Its Military Production
January, 2024
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Russian Oil Tracker
Russian🛢️export revenues declined to the lowest level since June 2023
January, 2024
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Russia Chartbook
What To Watch For In 2024 — External Conditions Undermine Macro Stability
January, 2024
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Special Report
Bold Measures Are Needed as Russia’s 🛢 Is Slipping Beyond G7 Reach
November, 2023
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KSE Institute Sanctions Team

Since the beginning of Russia’s full scale war against Ukraine, the KSE Institute team has focused on providing the Ukrainian Government with research-based analytical support on sanctions, damage assessment, food security and recovery.

KSE Institute became part of Yermak-McFaul International Expert Group on Russian Sanctions launched by the President of Ukraine, as well as an intergovernmental group on sanctions against Russia.  

Our experts provide the main analytical work for these groups and participate in the development of sanctions and position documents of Ukraine. They are also in dialogue with a number of companies, persuading them to leave Russia even without decisions from their country’s government.

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Sanction counter

Information update date 28.11.2022
Total number of sectoral sanctions 0
Total number of sanctions against companies 0
Yermak-McFaul Barometer of Sanctions
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All About Sanctions

All materials about sanctions, their impact on the Russian economy and the next steps of the sanctions coalition from KSE Institute Sanctions Team and Yermak-McFaul International Sanctions Group.
Sanctions database
Sectoral sanctions and sanctions against companies in convenient format
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Visualization of sanctions
Imposed sanctions on Russia in graphs and charts
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Monitoring, impact on Russian economy and other reports
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Yermak-McFaul Group
Position papers, memos, articles and next steps
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Benjamin Hilgenstock,
Senior Economist
Nataliia Shapoval,
Chairman of KSE Institute, Vice President of KSE for Policy Research
Yuliia Pavytska,
Manager of the Sanctions Programme
Vira Ivanchuk,


19 February 2024
Legal Grounds for Seizure of Russian Assets
KSE Institute presents Legal Report on Confiscation of Russian State Assets for the Reconstruction of Ukraine
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13 February 2024
New Sanctions Group Paper: Four Key Steps to Constrain Russia in 2024 and Beyond
The Yermak-McFaul International Working Group on Russian Sanctions has published Working Group Paper on energy sanctions
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2 February 2024
Russian🛢️export revenues declined to the lowest level since June 2023
KSE Institute released its January Russian Oil Tracker, providing overview of recent changes in Russian energy trade
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About Sanctions Database

SanctionsDatabase was created and is maintained by KSE Institute Sanction Group experts for the purpose of consolidating and monitoring all economic sanctions imposed by the countries of the world against Russia in response to its unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine. The database covers financial, trade, visa and other sectoral sanctions, as well as sanctions imposed on specific enterprises.
The database includes information on sanctions approved by official documents of countries (laws, decrees, resolutions, etc.). In some cases, sanctions are included, information about which is given in the official press releases of the authorities of the countries.
Each sanction is distinguished based on its economic essence (scope of application) and its aim. In some cases, this is a specific provision (paragraph, article, etc.) of an official document (law, resolution, decree, etc.). For example, on March 2, 2022, the EU banned the issuance of euro-denominated banknotes to Russia or any natural/legal entity in Russia, including the Government and Central Bank of Russia, or for use in Russia. In some cases, the introduced restrictions apply to several types of transactions with respect to the object of sanctions. In such cases, the database will display several sanctions in accordance with the content of the specified operations. For example, the restriction imposed by the country on the export of aircraft, spacecraft and their parts, which provides for a ban on the export of such products to Russia and a ban on insurance of such operations, is reflected in the database as two sanctions. If the restrictions apply to several groups of goods, this will be reflected in the database as two or more sanctions. For example, on March 8, 2022, the United States banned the import of the following goods of Russian origin: crude oil; petroleum fuel, oil and products of their distillation; liquefied natural gas; coal; and coal products. Accordingly, the database will display this decision as four sanctions: 1) prohibition of oil imports; 2) prohibition of import of oil products; 2) prohibition of import of natural gas; 4) prohibition of coal imports.
Monitoring the imposed sanctions allows us to understand the areas in which countries have imposed restrictions on Russia and to assess their impact. In addition, it provides an opportunity to identify opportunities for strengthening sanctions and expanding the scope of their application. The database also makes it possible to compare the activity of countries in the introduction of sanctions against Russia.
Sanctions are monitored daily. At the same time, the update of the base depends on the time when the countries of the world publish their decisions regarding the introduction of economic sanctions against Russia.
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We express our gratitude for the joint work on sanctions against the aggressor country to Ukrainian and international experts:

  • Yermak-McFaul International Expert Group on Russian Sanctions hosted by Stanford University, led by Andrii Yermak and Ambassador McFaul and coordinated in Ukraine by Vladyslav Vlasiuk and Darina Zarivna. As well as the key experts from Ukraine working in the group, including Andrii Pyshnyy, Yurii Vitrenko, Alex Rodniansky, Oleksandr Novikov, Daria Sofina, Andrii Boytsun and others.
  • Intergovernmental Group on sanctions against Russia led by the Minister of foreign affairs, Dmytro Kyleba, and the Special Envoy on Sanctions, Olexii Makeiev, who arranged work of all ministries to prepare and advocate sectoral and individual sanctions and other actions against Russia in the areas of their work.
  • Ambassadors of Ukraine in allied countries who directly work with partner countries on implementation of the new sanctions.
  • State Security Council of Ukraine, who develop and adopt sanctions of Ukraine against Russia.

We would also like to express our appreciation to the think tanks and universities involved in the sanctions work. In particular, the Yale School of Management for their cooperation and providing expertise in compling the sanctions database, Economist 4 Russia Group, and the Institute of International Finance.

It has been a great honor for KSE Institute Sanctions Group to work side-by-side with all the above-mentioned experts and organizations on the sanctions front.


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