Get news and stories on international anti-Russian sanctions first imposed in 2014 by a number of states, following the conflict in Ukraine, and Crimea’s decision to join the Russian Federation. The US, the EU and some other countries imposed anti-Russian sanctions against individuals, officials and businesses in Russia and Ukraine. Read the news and details on the countries and officials involved in the conflict. Sanctions affected all sides: European states, Ukraine and Russia. Many European countries suffered significant economic damage, while the Russian ruble collapsed. That was followed by the Russian financial crisis. Ukraine faced deep political and economic crisis, as well as ongoing war in the Donbass region. Russia answered with counter-sanctions against the US and EU countries. Follow RT for news and articles on the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions for all of the parties involved. Moreover, the US imposed another round of additional anti-Russian sanctions in 2018 initiated by US President Donald Trump’s administration, which were followed by a new counter-sanctions law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.