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 EU lifted sanctions against four Yanukovych associates, but extended them against 18 other ex-officials


The EU officially lifted sanctions imposed against four former Ukrainian officials.

The list of those persons, who sanctions were extended against, was published today in the Official Journal of the European Union, Censor.NET reports citing Liga.

Thus, former SBU head Oleksandr Yakymenko, former first deputy head of the Presidential Administration Andrii Portnov, former Ukraine prime minister's son and former Verkhovna Rada deputy Oleksii Azarov as well as former advisor to the President of Ukraine Ihor Kalinin were excluded from the sanctions list.

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The former Ukrainian officials, who sanctions were extended against, are listed below:

1. Viktor Yanukovych

2. Vitalii Zakharchenko,

3. Viktor Pshonka

4. Olena Lukash,

5. Andrii Kliuiev,

6. Viktor Ratushniak

7. Oleksandr Yanukovych

8. Viktor Yanukovych Jr.

9. Artem Pshonka

10. Serhii Kliuiev,

11. Mykola Azarov,

12. Serhii Kurchenko

13. Dmytro Tabachnyk

14. Raisa Bohatyriova

15. Serhii Arbuzov,

16. Yurii Ivaniushchenko.

17. Oleksandr Klimenko,

18. Eduard Stavytskyi.

It should be reminded that March 6, 2014 the EU has frozen the assets of 18 Ukrainian officials, suspected of misappropriation of state property, for one year. Former President Viktor Yanukovych is on the top of this list. The sanctions were also imposed against ex-Interior Minister Vitalii Zakharchenko; ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka; former head of the SBU Oleksandr Yakymenko; former first deputy head of the Presidential Administration Andrii Portnov; former Minister of Justice Olena Lukash; former Presidential Administration head Andrii Kliuiev and his brother Serhii Kliuiev; former Deputy Interior Minister Viktor Ratushniak; ex-president Yanukovych sons Viktor and Oleksandr; former Prosecutor General's son Artem Pshonka; ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his son Oleksii Azarov; businessman Serhii Kurchenko; former Education Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk; ex-Minister of Health Raisa Bohatyriova; former advisor to the President of Ukraine Ihor Kalinin.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n327499