The European Union (EU) has extended for a year sanctions against a number of former Ukrainian officials – the ex-dictator Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage. About it reports a press-service of the EU delegation in Ukraine.
“March 3 Council of the EU extended until March 6, 2018 and the decision to freeze the accounts of 15 people suspected of theft of state assets of Ukraine or of abuse of power that led to the loss of budget funds of Ukraine. The decision was made after the annual review of the restrictive measures. One person was taken from the corresponding list”, – reads the statement.
Relevant legislation will be published in the EU Official journal on 4 March.
Yesterday on the extension of sanctions reported by the Brussels correspondent of Radio Freedom Rikard Jozwiak.
Thus, in the sanctions list of the EU are Yanukovych, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, Viktor Pshonka, Olena Lukash, Andriy Klyuyev, Viktor Ratushnyak, Alexander Yanukovych, Pshonka, Artem, Sergei Klyuyev, Mykola Azarov, Serhiy Kurchenko, Dmytro Tabachnyk, Sergey Arbuzov, Alexander Klimenko and Eduard Stavytskyi. Withdrawn from the list of Yuriy Ivanyushchenko.
On 28 February, the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that Ukraine’s Supreme court without notice to the Prosecutor General’s office has decided to close all the cases against Yury Ivanyushchenko. The Supreme court has shifted the blame for the closure on Ivanyushchenko to the Prosecutor General’s office.
In January 2015, the Ministry of interior announced Ivanyushchenko wanted. The ex-MP is suspected of committing a crime under part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal code (misappropriation, embezzlement of property in especially large sizes).