Effective as of 13 June 2023, Ukraine introduced a new set of personal sanctions against 178 individuals,[1] either Russian judges, including the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and its head Valerii Zorkin, or former Ukrainian judges who defected to the Russian side.

The Decision imposes extensive sanctions for a five-year period, including asset freeze; ban on trade operations; ban on the 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; entry ban; and ban on acquiring title to land plots. The particular set of sanctions applicable to each person is set forth in the annex to the Decision.

The full list of individuals subject to sanctions is 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 individuals.

[1] Presidential Decree No. 321/2023 dated 11 June 2023 “On the Decision of the National Security and Defense Council dated 11 June 2023 ‘On Imposing and Amending of Personal Special Economic and other Restrictive Measures (Sanctions)'”, effective from 13 June 2023 (the “Decision“).


Hanna Shtepa is a Counsel heading the International Commercial & Trade (ICT) practice in the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie. The practice is ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 EMEA. She specializes in international trade restrictions, economic sanctions and export controls compliance, structuring international supplies of goods and services, anti-dumping investigations, public procurement regulations, trade and general compliance, legal regime and restrictions related to temporary occupied territories and business operations during the military state. She also has extensive experience in project finance, focusing on renewable and conventional energy, financial restructuring, sovereign and municipal finance, nuclear liability. Hanna is ranked as Next Generation Partner for International Trade and Energy and recommended as a Rising Star in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets by Legal 500 EMEA 2020-2022. Ms. Shtepa holds her LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law from the Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.