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 EU extends asset freezes against Yanukovych and 15 former officials

On 4 March 2016, the European Council extended asset freeze against former president Viktor Yanukovych and 15 officials.

This was announced by the EU Council press service on Friday, Censor.NET informs.

"On 4 March 2016, the Council extended until 6 March 2017 an asset freeze against 16 people held responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to Ukrainian public funds," the message reads.

It is noted that one person was removed from the list of people subject to the restrictive measures.

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The measures had initially been introduced in March 2014 and were extended in March 2015, the press release reminded.

The legal acts will be published in the Official Journal on 5 March 2016.
 
 
 
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