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This page provides information about the current situation in Ukraine and, in particular, about the sanctions against Russia. Our collection of links will be continually expanded.

Sanctions against Russia

Ukrainische Flagge vor dem Bundesministerium der Finanzen enlarge image
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance
Germany reacted to Russia’s attack on Ukraine with sanctions that were jointly adopted by the EU and its international partners. The measures are aimed in particular at massively weakening the Russian economy and the political elite, and are already having an impact. On 7 April 2022, the 27 EU members agreed on the fifth major package of sanctions against Russia. It contains an import ban on coal, wood and vodka as well as a large number of other punitive measures. The G7 has also announced new sanctions against Russia, including a ban on new investment in key sectors of the Russian economy, such as the energy industry.

You can find an overview of the adopted sanctions on the Federal Government’s website (in German).

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has compiled a list of FAQs on the sanctions against Russia (in German).

Financial support from the Federation

As of 1 June 2022, refugees from Ukraine will receive financial support as recognised asylum-seekers in need of assistance. The Federation and the Länder reached an agreement in this regard on 7 April 2022. The registration of those individuals who will remain in Germany will be accelerated and optimised. The Federation will provide support to the Länder both in terms of materials and human resources. In addition, the Länder and local authorities will receive a total of €2 billion from the Federation in 2022 to help them cover extra costs associated with refugees from Ukraine. more

Content-related sites

Statements by Christian Lindner on the impact of the sanctions

Key information at a glance

Current information on the situation in Ukraine and on security

Working in Germany

Public health

  • The Federal Ministry of Health’s website www.zusammengegencorona.de features information on Covid-19 tests and vaccinations in Ukrainian. Other informational materials are also available in Ukrainian, for example guidelines on Covid-19 vaccinations for children and young people.
  • The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) has prepared information for refugees from Ukraine to help them protect themselves against the coronavirus (in German).

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Germany’s G7 presidency 2022

The G7 is standing side-by-side with Ukraine. It will keep a watchful eye on the ongoing impact of the conflict and the G7’s sanctions, and will continue to closely coordinate responses within the G7.

More : Germany’s G7 presidency 2022