The specific measures include: The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has the responsibility for monitoring the ceasefire agreed to in Minsk in February 2015, has reported nearly daily violations of the ceasefire’s terms, including the continued movement of arms and personnel from Russia into Ukraine.
They have also been designed to have a combination of short-term and long-term effects while minimizing the spillover impact on the global financial system and the economies of the United States and EU member states.There is considerable debate over the implications of this type of sanctions.According to one school of thought, given Russia’s low external debt obligations, this state of affairs is unlikely to present a major problem. They have produced some important successes in moderating Russia’s behavior in Ukraine and sent a clear message about the long-term costs of the Kremlin’s dangerous, disruptive foreign policy course. Russia policy following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the undeclared war in eastern Ukraine.
On the other hand, Moscow’s military push into Ukraine has stalled and the level of violence has declined.