On 7 February 2015, the European Union published a notice stating its intention to maintain restrictive measures against four individuals, targeted in view of the situation in Ukraine.  It also announced that it would seek to amend the statement of reasons given for each person.

The people concerned are Ms Olena Leonidivna Lukash, Mr Viktor Ivanovych Ratushniak, Mr Dmytro Volodymyrovych Tabachnyk, and Ms Raisa Vasylivna Bohatyriova.  The current statement of reasons given for each is that they are a “Person subject to investigation in Ukraine for involvement in crimes in connection with the embezzlement of Ukrainian State funds and their illegal transfer outside Ukraine”.

A full list of sanctions currently in force against Ukraine can be found in the “sanctions in force” section of this blog.

This entry was posted in Latest EU Measures, Ukraine by Maya Lester QC. Bookmark the permalink.

About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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