Sanctions: how it’s affecting russia now and what’s next

Sanctions against Russia are working, however gradual their implementation, with the formal oil price cap set by G7 members among the most recent additions to the pressure on the aggressor. The latter has already contributed to Russia’s flagship Urals crude oil selling at less than half international prices, depriving Moscow of major revenue to finance the war against Ukraine.

The tenth package of sanctions is currently being discussed, and measures against Russia’s nuclear energy production are to be expected as part of it, Oleksandr Lysenko, a member of the International Working Group on Russian Sanctions, says. The next package of sanctions is to also extend the measures imposed on the Russian Federation to other countries that support Russia’s war, such as Belarus and Iran.

However, to ensure the sanction mechanism works, it is necessary to prevent the circumvention of sanctions. In this regard, the European Union has recently adopted a decision to define the circumvention of sanctions as a crime. Experts argue that at this point, it isn’t even about expanding the sanction packages: it’s about ensuring strict compliance with the existing restrictions.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).