That's the problem with centralized services.
HodlHodl, based out of the EU, LocalCryptos, LocalCoinSwap, and RoboSats are also centralized services -- but they have not mentioned complying with these sanctions from the EU.
They are KYC-Free P2P platforms, (and non-custodial as well) so they can't even know which users are in Russia (albeit I suppose if they wanted to they could restrict listings for RUB (currency) and/or payment methods exclusive to Russia.
Bisq, being a second layer protocol implemented with open source software is probably the only true decentralized P2P trading platform, at this point.
Oef!! That's not a good look especially after all this paypal drama, as if Russians have no need for bitcoin, every countries citizens do
it seems that the EU has learned nothing since Hitler.
Caus all Russians are banned now, imagine if was all Jews. I mean i guess they have learned a little bit, since its technically not jews this time. And there are no concentration camps, but still. They are acting like hitler junior.
The link for this post uses a read-only front-end for Twitter, which can be easier to read for viewing a full Twitter thread. The Tweet that kicked off the thread is:
According to some Russian subscribers of Telo News (, LocalBitcoins has already banned all Russian users (

Cryptocurrency exchange @LocalBitcoins has notified Russian citizens of the suspension of service due to sanctions.
Citizens of the RF will no longer be able to use the service. An exception is made only for persons with dual citizenship of the EEA & Switzerland.
Found an article on this:
LocalBitcoins exchange announces the termination of serving Russian users

For more details on the EU sanctions, see also another post, found here on SN, which shared the Press Release from the EU:
EU bans providing crypto wallets, accts, & custody svcs to Russian govt & people #78044
also see another post, found here on SN, with an article from Bitcoin Magazine:
EU Issues Bitcoin, Crypto Ban On Russia With New Sanctions #78099
and there is another post as well, found here on SN, with an article on this from Coindesk: