The General Court of the European Union lifted sanctions against ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, imposed on him in 2018-2019. Press secretary of the son of the ex-President Yuriy Kirasyr reported this on Facebook.
“The decision of the European court from September 24, 2019, on canceling the sanctions against ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych for 2018-2019 is a confirmation of wrongfulness and groundlessness of their imposition by the EU bodies. It is a solid basis of the speedy and complete lifting of sanctions and rehabilitation of Viktor Yanukovych as a person, who wrongly suffered from the political persecution in Ukraine and in European Union,” Kirasyr wrote.
As it was reported, Yanukovych was charged with state treason, assistance in deliberate actions against Ukraine’s state border, sovereignty and territorial integrity and assistance in leading the aggressive war against Ukraine.
The court found Yanukovych guilty of addressing the Russian President Putin and asking him to deploy troops in Ukraine. Besides, the court sentenced Yanukovych to 13 years of the detention for the state treason and complicity in the holding of the aggressive war against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.
Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych wants to come back to Ukraine when the winner of the presidential run Volodymyr Zelensky will hold the post of the head of state.