The representative of Ukraine in the European Union, Ambassador of Ukraine to Belgium, Mykola Tochytsky, denies the information that the EU lifted off sanctions from nine representatives of the former President Viktor Yanukovych entourage. He announced this on Twitter.
“Another attempt to search for hot news where it doesn’t exist. The EU hasn’t taken off and is not preparing to take off sanctions from former Ukrainian officials these days. Die Welt is talking about sanctions that were removed during the previous years,” said ambassador.
At the same time, Tochytsky added that due to the aggression of the Russian Federation and thanks to the work with EU leaders, economic, "Crimean" and personal sanctions imposed for pseudo-elections in the occupied territory, construction of the Kerch bridge, illegal transportation of Siemens turbines, the capture of Ukrainian sailors and other crimes of the Russian Federation were extended over the past years.
Earlier, the German newspaper Die Welt reported that the EU was forced to lift the sanctions from nine people of the environment of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych due to the lack of evidence of guilt.