The European court of General jurisdiction (Luxembourg) lifted sanctions imposed on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in 2018-2019, that is a strong reason for their early cancellations, says a spokesman for the son of former President Alexander Yanukovych, Yuri Cuirassiers.

“The decision of the European court on 24 September 2019 on the lifting of sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych for 2018-2019 is proof of the illegality and invalidity of their introduction into the EU and a substantial reason for immediate complete abolition and rehabilitation of V. F. Yanukovych as unfairly affected by political persecution in Ukraine in the European Union”, – wrote Cuirassiers on his page on the social network Facebook on Tuesday.

In his publication he did not specify exactly what the European court has taken such a decision. However, placed at the disposal of the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” the letter Cuirassier said that the decision adopted by the European court of General jurisdiction (Luxembourg).

However, Cuirassier expressed the belief that the current decision “the European court of justice finally confirmed the invalidity informed of allegations of political opponents Viktor Yanukovych”.

“The lawyers of President Yanukovych will seek to bring to justice all who were involved in organizing his political persecution, and fraud cases against him and restore justice,” – said the press Secretary of Alexander Yanukovych.

As reported, EU March 5, 2014, imposed sanctions in the form of an asset freeze against 18 former senior officials of Ukraine. Subsequently, the sanctions were renewed every year, although over time from under them reached 6 persons.

So, 5 March 2018, the Council of the European Union has extended for one year – until March 6, 2019 the decision on freezing the accounts of 13 individuals identified as responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian public funds or abuse of office that led to the loss of state funds of Ukraine.

4 March 2019 in Brussels in the framework of the meeting of the EU Council in accordance with procedure A (without discussion) the European Union has extended sanctions (until March 6, 2020) in the form of freezing the assets of 12 former Ukrainian high-ranking officials.

In the sanctions list together with Yanukovych are Mykola Azarov, former interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, former Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka and his son Artem, former Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Victor Ratushnyak, former first Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov, former Minister of income and fees Alexander Klimenko, Eduard stavytsky, former Minister of education Dmitry Tabachnik, the oligarch Sergey Kurchenko.

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