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On March 23 2022, amendments to the public procurement law came into force, allowing procurers to reject bids from suppliers, provided that:

  • the supplier (its sub-supplier, manufacturer or controlling persons of goods offered) or goods (including their components) or services offered by the supplier originate from a hostile state territories, the list of which is approved by the Government;
  • the Government has taken a decision that the suppliers are not acting in the interest of national security;
  • the procuring entity has information about the suppliers' interests that could endanger national security.

Currently, the list of countries posing a threat to national security includes: the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, Crimea annexed by the Russian Federation, the territory of Transnistria not under control of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, and the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia not under control of the Government of the Republic of Sakhkartvel.

Based on this list, public procurement contracts already in force may also be terminated.

Closed:

  • Lithuanian airspace to all Russian aircraft.

Suspended:

  • Import of Russian gas;
  • Issuance of visas, exceptional entry permits or medical rehabilitation services to Russian citizens;
  • Certificates for Russian and Belarusian services and products;
  • Trade of Russian and Belarusian publications;
  • Re-broadcasting of 6 TV programmes in Russian;
  • Certificates for construction products manufactured in Russia and Belarus.

Demoted:

  • Level of diplomatic representation with Russia – Russian Ambassador has been expelled from the country, the consulate in Klaipėda is in the process of closing.

Lithuania is subject to sanctions adopted by the EU.

*Information is constantly being updated.

  • The International Criminal Court will seek to prosecute V. Putin for his acts of war against Ukraine.
  • The EU, the US, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Japan and South Korea have decoupled major Russian banks from the SWIFT interbank settlement system.
  • The EU, the US, Canada, the UK, Switzerland and Japan have imposed sanctions against the Russian Central Bank, assets of other important Russian banks have been frozen.
  • The US has declared an embargo on imports of Russian oil, gas and other energy resources. The United Kingdom will completely renounce oil and coal imports from Russia over the next year, and it intends to terminate purchase of natural gas. Bulgaria is not going to renew its natural gas supply contract with Gazprom, which expires at the end of this year.
  • Germany has suspended the certification of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
  • The EU, the US, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia imposed sanctions against responsible individuals and entities, including members of the Russian Security Council, members of the Duma, President V. Putin and Foreign Minister S. Lavrov, the oligarchs and prominent businesspeople.
  • The EU, the US, Canada, Norway and Iceland have closed their airspace to Russian aircraft. The United Kingdom has decreed that entry of any Russian aircraft into their airspace would become a criminal offence.
  • Russian ships have been banned from entering the EU ports.
  • Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, as well as the Western countries, have imposed sanctions against strategic export of goods and technologies to Russia, including defence, oil refining, aviation, shipping, semiconductor production, sectors of iron and steel, and transport equipment.
  • All EU exports of luxury goods to Russia have been banned.
  • Imports of coal from Russia into the EU have been banned.
  • Imports of fundamental goods in the iron and steel sector into the EU from Russia have been banned.  Bans on imports from Russia have also been put in place throughout the EU in other sectors as well: timber, cement, seafood, alcohol, etc.
  • New European investments within the entire Russian energy sector have been banned. For example, technology transfers, financial services for energy exploration and production, etc.
  • The US has imposed sanctions against the defence sector of Russia, including companies producing combat aircraft, infantry fighting vehicles, electronic warfare systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles for the Russian army.
  • The EU, the US, Canada and the UK have restricted visa-free travel, the UK has restricted issuance of “golden” passports.
  • Russia has lost its most favoured nation status in EU markets and its companies shall no longer be subject to preferential treatment.
  • RT, Sputnik and their subsidiaries have been banned in the EU. RT and RT France have been banned in Canada.
  • The EU has tightened controls on cryptocurrency.

*Information is constantly being updated.

EU

  • Exports of potassium fertilisers from Belarus have been suspended and transit bans have been put in place.
  • Additional restrictions on exports of wood products, cement, iron, steel and rubber.
  • Sanctions on exports of dual-use goods and technology to Belarus.
  • Sanctions against persons responsible.
  • Three Belarusian banks – Belagroprombank, Bank Dabrabyt and the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus have been disconnected from the SWIFT interbank settlement system.
  • Transactions with the Central Bank of Russia have been prohibited.
  • From April 12, listing of shares of Belarusian state-owned companies on EU stock exchange venues has been banned.
  • Restrictions on financial flows from Belarus to the EU, banning taking Belarusian deposits exceeding EUR 100,000 from citizens or residents of Belarus.
  • Prohibitions of the supply of euro banknotes to Belarus.

USA

  • Sanctions against Belarusian state-owned banks Belinvestbank and Bank Dabrabyt.
  • Sanctions against Belarusian defence-related companies.
  • Sanctions against technology exports to Belarus.
  • Sanctions against persons responsible.

United Kingdom

  • Sanctions against Belarusian defence-related companies.
  • Sanctions against persons responsible.

*Information is constantly being updated.

Suspended Russia’s:

  • Membership in the UN Human Rights Council;
  • Membership in the Council of Europe;
  • OECD accession process;
  • participation in Eurovision;
  • participation in FIFA and UEFA tournaments;
  • participation of basketball clubs in the Euroleague;
  • participation in the Cannes Film Festival.

Cancelled:

  • Russian Formula One Grand Prix race;
  • Championships and events of the International sports federation  in Russia;
  • Participation of Russian athletes in the Paralympic Winter Games.

Prohibited:

  • Entry of Russian and Belarusian diplomats and officials into the European Parliament complexes in Brussels and Strasbourg.

*Information is constantly being updated.

Sanctions by major companies:

  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok shall restrict the content of Russian state media;
  • YouTube shall block propaganda channels of Russia Today and Sputnik;
  • Google has suspended all advertising services in Russia;
  • Netflix has refused to stream Russian state media content;
  • Apple has suspended the sale of its products in Russia;
  • Mastercard and Visa have removed major Russian financial institutions from their network;
  • Warner Bros, Disney and Sony has halted film releases in Russia;
  • Airbus and Boeing have suspended the supply of aircraft parts and services to Russian airlines;
  • General Motors, BMW, Volvo Cars, Mercedes-Benz Group and other car manufacturers have terminated cooperation;
  • British Petroleum has divested 19.75 % of its stake in the Russian state oil company Rosneft;
  • Uber and Bolt have cut ties with Russian companies;
  • IKEA has suspended operations in Russia;
  • Luxury brands such as LVMH, Kering, Hermès and Chanel have closed stores in Russia;
  • Adidas has terminated its cooperation with the Russian Football Union; Nike has suspended online purchases;
  • Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald’s and Starbucks have suspended businesses in Russia.

*Information is constantly being updated.

Last updated: 30-05-2022