A Potential Fork in the Road: US and EU Sanctions Relating to the Ukrainian Crisis
04/01/2014Both the United States and the European Union have issued calibrated Ukraine-related sanctions as a direct response to the recent political upheaval in Ukraine. Although both US and EU sanctions target certain persons for escalating the Ukrainian crisis (see Annex A), there is a budding rift in the international sanctions community. Specifically, the economic, structural and legal limitations of the EU make it unlikely that the EU will match US sanctions (already authorized but not issued) that directly target the Russian economy.
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