Sanctions against Yanukovych remain in force, - Speaker of EU Court

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision of the EU Council on Viktor Yanukovych and Oleksandr Yanukovych from 2019 is now under appeal
17:52, 24 September 2019

Viktor Yanukovych

Personal restrictive measures imposed by the European Union against ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr remain in force. Ukrinform agency reported this referring to the Speaker of the EU Court.

“I confirm that the 2019 Decision of the EU Council on the imposition of sanctions on Viktor Yanukovych and his son, Oleksandr Yanukovych, remain in force,” Speaker for the EU Court of Justice said.

 At the same time, the interlocutor of the agency confirmed that the court on September 24 decided to cancel the decision of the EU Council of 2018 on restrictive measures against the Yanukovych.

However, as the court representative noted, the current sanctions for the period 2019-2020 are in effect. He added that these 2019 EU Council decisions on Viktor Yanukovych and Oleksandr Yanukovych are now under appeal.

As it was reported earlier, the press secretary of the son of the ex-President Yuriy Kirasyr reported that the General Court of the European Union lifted sanctions against ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, imposed on him in 2018-2019. 

Related: Kyiv court begins to consider appeals against Yanukovych's sentence

Viktor 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.

Related: Return of Yanukovych to Ukraine: Defense states about preparation

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