EU proposes to maintain Ukraine sanctions against four individuals and amend reasons for their listing

February 10, 2015

Posted on February 10th, 2015 by Maya Lester on

On 7 February 2015, the European Union published a notice stating its intention to maintain restrictive measures against four individuals, targeted in view of the situation in Ukraine.  It also announced that it would seek to amend the statement of reasons given for each person.

The people concerned are Ms Olena Leonidivna Lukash, Mr Viktor Ivanovych Ratushniak, Mr Dmytro Volodymyrovych Tabachnyk, and Ms Raisa Vasylivna Bohatyriova.  The current statement of reasons given for each is that they are a "Person subject to investigation in Ukraine for involvement in crimes in connection with the embezzlement of Ukrainian State funds and their illegal transfer outside Ukraine".

A full list of sanctions currently in force against Ukraine can be found in the "sanctions in force" section of this blog.

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This article first appeared on European Sanctions Law & Practice (, a blog by Maya Lester (+44 20 7379 3550,, a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Michael O'Kane (+44 (0) 20 7822 7777, head of Business Crime at Peters & Peters.