10:22 29.05.2015

EU sanctions against Serhiy Kliuyev extended – Ukrainian prosecutor general

EU sanctions against Serhiy Kliuyev extended – Ukrainian prosecutor general

The EU sanctions against ex-head of the administration of former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Andriy Kliuyev, and his brother, independent MP Serhiy Kliuyev, have been extended, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin has said.

"I did not want to tell you, but I will: you just don't know yet that the sanctions have been extended," he said during a meeting of the procedural committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Thursday.

Serhiy Kliuyev has denied all the charges against him.

As reported, on March 6, the EU Council published its decision concerning sanctions against former Ukrainian officials suspected of embezzlement of public funds.

The EU extended sanctions on ex-president Viktor Yanukovych's youngest son Viktor; Ukraine's former justice minister Olena Lukash; former head of Yanukovych's administration Serhiy Kliuyev and his brother current MP Serhiy Kliuyev, and former education minister Dmytro Tabachnyk until June 6.

All in all, the list includes 18 former Ukrainian high placed officials.

On May 27, May 27, a representatives of the EU Council said the European Union would continue to study the situation with sanctions against former senior officials of Ukraine.

"We are still not sure that the sanctions against four individuals will be lifted on June 6. The checks continue," the representative said.

Earlier, a number of media outlets reported that the accounts and property of SLAV AG company, owned by former Andriy and Serhiy Kliuyev, were unfrozen.

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