21 October 2016

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EU removes Yanukovych's deceased son from sanction list

The European Union's General Court has lifted sanctions against Viktor Yanukovych, the deceased youngest son of the former president of Ukraine, that were imposed in 2014.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

The relevant ruling dated July 12 was published on the court's website. The court ruling cancels decision of the European Council No. 2014/119/CFSP dated March 5, 2014, as well as Council's Regulation No. 208/2014 from the same date concerning restrictive measures against Viktor Yanukovych (son of the former president).

It is reported that after the death of Viktor Yanukovych Jr., his wife with the assistance of foreign lawyers continued to seek the lifting of the sanctions.

Italy supports Ukraine, doesn't back lifting of anti-Russian sanctionsAs UNIAN reported earlier, the younger son of deposed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych died at the Siberian lake, according to Russian and Ukrainian media reports.

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