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February 25, 2022: Australia expands listing criteria for Russia sanctions, and new Donetsk/Luhansk-related measures

Sanctions – New listing criteria relating to Russia, and new sanctions measures for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine


On 23 February, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister announced new sanctions in relation to Russia.   


The Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Russia) Regulations 2022 (the Russia Regulations) commenced on 25 February 2022. The Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Ukraine Regions) Regulations 2022 (the Ukraine Regions Regulations) will commence on 28 March 2022. Under the authority of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, the Russia Regulations insert new listing criteria for Russia, while the Ukraine Regions Regulations extend the existing Crimea and Sevastopol sanctions regimes to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.


For further information, please refer to the recent news items on our website.


We encourage you to stay informed about Australia’s sanctions law by visiting ourwebsite.


Australian Sanctions Office 

Australian Sanctions Office and Transnational Crime Branch | Regulatory Legal Division

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade +61 2 6261 3830

Categories: DFAT Updates Russia sanctions


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