EU extends sanctions against eighteen individuals listed for misappropriation of Ukrainian state assets
06 Mar 2015 12:00 am
On 5 March 2015, European Union officials announced that EU asset freezes against ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and seventeen others suspected of misappropriating state assets had been extended. The sanctions are extended by twelve months for fourteen of the listed individuals and by three months for the remaining four.
In a statement, the European Council said that the sanctions targeted "persons subject to initial investigations on the embezzlement of Ukrainian state funds", and that "The Council has adjusted the sanctions to take account of progress in these judicial proceedings".
A list of sanctions in force against Ukraine can be found in the "sanctions in force" section of this website.