Effective as of 21 February 2023, Ukraine introduced sanctions against Moscow Stock Exchange MMVB-RTS PJSC and 333 individuals, mainly the top management of Russian banks and the Russian subsidiaries of foreign banks. According to the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the sanctions package is aimed at increasing pressure on the Russian banking system. Specifically, the sanctions target bank managers working for the Russian military-industrial complex and servicing the Russian occupation forces.
The Decision imposes extensive sanctions, including asset freeze; ban on trade operations; ban on transit of resources, flights and transportation within the territory of Ukraine; suspension of the performance of economic and financial obligations; restriction on the exit of capital from Ukraine; prohibition on participating in privatization and lease of state property; prohibition on the transfer of technologies and on the rights to objects of intellectual property rights; deprivation of state awards of Ukraine; and ban on acquiring title to land plots.
The full lists of individuals subject to sanctions are set forth in the annex to the Decision.
Any party dealing with persons on the sanctions lists must carefully assess the exact scope of the sanctions imposed and the implications of dealing with such entities and individuals.
 Presidential Decree No. 82/2023 dated 19 February 2023, “On the Decision of the National Security and Defense Council dated 19 February 2023 ‘On Imposing and Amending of Personal Special Economic and other Restrictive Measures (Sanctions)’,” effective from 21 February 2023 (“Decision“).