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EU postpones sanctions against former Ukrainian President Yanukovych

EU postpones sanctions against former Ukrainian President Yanukovych

Brussels, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) postponed for six months the individual sanctions against former president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych (2010-2014) and those accused of embezzlement of state funds from that country.
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The measures included freezing of the funds of the defendants and the prohibition of their entry into any of the 27 member countries of the European bloc.

According to a statement published in the official gazette of the EU, the punitive actions will come into force on September 6, 2022.

The information explains that the sanctions against the son of former President Alexandr Yanukovych, the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Victor Pshonka and also the descendant of the latter, Artiom, were also extended.

On the other hand, the provisions imposed on former Interior Minister Vitali Zajárchenko, his second in command Victor Ratushniak and businessman Sergei Kurchenko, were extended for one year, until March 2023.

In early March 2014, the EU imposed sanctions against several Ukrainian citizens, including former President Yanukovych, for alleged embezzlement of state funds.

In June 2021, the EU Court of Justice reported the former president and his son won the case against the Council of the EU, referring to the extension of the blockade of their assets.

Victor Yanukovych was democratically elected in 2010 and, four years later, was the victim of a coup by the opposition and neo-fascist groups.

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