: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU lifts sanctions against Yanukovych ally Yuriy Ivanyushchenko

The European Union has extended for one more year personal restrictive measures imposed against 15 former Ukrainian officials. Yury Ivanyushchenko, an ally of ousted former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych was removed from this sanction list.

The decision should be endorsed by the Council of the EU and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Saturday, March 4.

See also: Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia

Incumbent Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko announced on February 28, 2017, that the Supreme Court of Ukraine had closed all criminal proceedings involving Ivanyushchenko. Lutsenko said it had happened prior to the EU’s decision on the sanctions against Yanukovych and his allies.

See also:
Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament


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