The European Union might lift sanctions against son of Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, Oleksandr and some other ex-officials as Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter.
According to Jozwiak, the sanctions might be lifted from Oleksandr Yanukovych, ex-First Vice PM and ex-Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov, ex-Minister of Revenue and Duties Oleksandr Klymenko and ex-Minister of Education Dmytro Tabachnyk.
According to him, Ukraine did not provide strong evidence for an extension of the European sanctions against these persons.
the EU may lift the sanctions on Yanukovych's son, Oleksandr, and possible a few others like the former PM of #Ukraine Arbuzov + Klymenko & Tabachnyk. lack of evidence provided by Kyiv to keep them listed is forcing the EU's hand here.— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) February 10, 2021
In July 2019, Court of Justice of the European Union annulled the sanctions against ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage. The sanctions were lifted from his son Oleksandr Yanykovych, ex-Minister of Revenues and Duties Oleksandr Klymenko, ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, his son Artem Pshonka, ex-Head of National Bank of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov, ex-Head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Klyuyev.
The decision concern sanctions, which were extended by the Council of the EU in 2016-2018.
Meanwhile, in March 2020, the Council of the European Union officially extended the sanctions against former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies.