The EU’s main weapon for punishing pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs has come under fire from a group of businessmen who have filed several new court challenges to a blacklist that has frozen their assets and interests in Europe.
The multiple legal appeals argue that EU leaders imposed the sanctions based on a back-of-the-envelope list provided by the new government in Kiev, breaching human rights rules and procedures.
The plaintiffs, who were linked to the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, ended up on the EU sanctions list drawn up in 2014 following the upheaval in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. That list was …read more
Source: European Voice