The Fourth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has cancelled restrictive measures against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.
"The court annuls Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/364 of March 5, 2015 amending Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/357 of March 5, 2015 implementing Regulation (EU) No. 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, in so far as they concern Mr. Mykola Yanovych Azarov," the judgement says.
The Court also ordered the Council of the European Union to pay the costs incurred both in the proceedings at first instance and in the present appeal.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the EU on March 6, 2014, froze assets of former Ukrainian officials in office during Yanukovych's presidency for misuse of public funds and human rights violations.
On June 3, 2014, Azarov's lawyers appealed the EU's decision on sanctions against him.