The European Union has extended the sanctions against ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych for a year but excluded ex-National Security Secretary and ex-Head of the Presidential Administration Andry Klyuyev from the list as Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter.
“The EU has now prolonged the sanctions against Yanukovych and 11 of his associates for another year. Andriy Klyuyev is removed from the list, a list that is getting smaller and smaller after every renewal,” Jozwiak reported.
Earlier it was reported that the EU can remove Olena Lukash, the former Justice Minister of Ukraine and Serhy Klyuev, the businessman from the sanctions list. Later the European court made a decision on the illegality of the last wave of the sanctions imposed against Serhy Klyuyev, the businessman, former MP and brother of Andry Klyuyev, the former head of the Administration of the president by the EU Council in 2017.
The EU imposed the sanctions against Yanukovych and his entourage in March 2014 and extended them annually.
Mykola Azarov, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vitaly Zakharchenko, the former Interior Minister, Viktor Pshonka, the former Prosecutor General and his son, Olena Lukash, the former Justice Minister, Andry Klyuyev, the former Head of the Presidential Administration, Serhy Klyuyev, the MP, Viktor Ratyshniak, the former Deputy Interior Minister, Serhy Arbuzov, the former First Vice Prime Minister, Oleksandr Klymenko, the former Incomes and Levy Minister, Eduard Stavytskym the former Energy Minister, Dmytro Tabachnyk, the former Education Minister, Serhy Kurchenko, the oligarch remained on the list.