Press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larysa Sargan has said the European Court of Justice may soon lift sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his allies.
"The European Court of Justice may soon decide on claims filed by Viktor Yanukovych, Oleksandr Yanukovych, Oleksandr Klymenko, Serhiy Arbuzov, Viktor Pshonka, Artem Pshonka, and Andriy Klyuyev on the lifting of EU sanctions extended by the EU Council during 2016-2018," she wrote on Facebook.
Sargan said the parties to the relevant lawsuits were the aforementioned ex-high-ranking officials and the EU Council.
"The decision of the EU Court will in no way affect the course of investigations against these people, which are carried out by the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine," she added.
She also said the current EU sanctions against 12 former Ukrainian officials and their closest associates were prolonged in March 2019 and would remain in force.
"There will be more detailed information according to the results of judicial decisions and their analysis," Sargan said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the EU Council on May 4, 2019, prolonged EU sanctions against ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and 11 allies for one year.