Sanctions due to the situation in Ukraine

Description of the sanctions

Freezing of assets

All assets and economic resources owned or controlled by persons identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian public assets or responsible for human rights violations in Ukraine are to be frozen. The same applies to persons or entities associated with such persons. No funds or economic resources may be made available for the benefit of such persons or entities. Certain exemptions may be granted, for example for basic needs. Persons considered responsible for the misappropriation are those who are under investigation by the Ukrainian authorities for the misappropriation of state funds or for complicity therein, or for the abuse of power with the aim of gaining advantages for themselves or another and thus causing losses for the public purse or for complicity therein. The persons and entities subject to the restrictive measures are listed in the annex to the relevant Council regulations (see 'Relevant EU documents'). Fifteen individuals are currently on the list as being identified for misappropriation.

Competent Swedish authorities

Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) may grant exemptions from the freezing of assets of natural persons, but not for routine administration (see Finansinspektionen).

The National Board of Trade may grant exemptions from the freezing of assets of legal persons and entities, but not for routine administration (see Finansinspektionen).

Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) receives information about frozen accounts and may grant exemptions from the freezing of assets for routine administration.

Links to the competent agencies are available below.

Contact

Josefin Simonsson Brodén
Sanctions Coordinator
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
email to Josefin Simonsson Brodén