Updated as of 23 March 2022

On 5 March 2022, Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, announced that Singapore would impose unilateral sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, which is the first time since 1978 that Singapore has imposed such sanctions.

Singapore traditionally imposes sanctions on other states based on United Nations resolutions, but it has broken away from the ASEAN party line and condemned Russia’s actions. Singapore’s sanctions include export controls on items that may be used as weapons in Ukraine or contribute to offensive cyber operations, as well as financial measures targeting Russian banks and entities, and fundraising activities benefiting the Russian government.

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