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Misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds: EU extends asset freezes against 16 people

Council of the EU
  • 04/03/2016
  • 11:10
  • Press release
  • 98/16
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
04/03/2016
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On 4 March 2016, the Council extended by one year asset freezes against 16 people identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to Ukrainian public funds. 

One person was removed from the list of people subject to the restrictive measures. 

The measures had initially been introduced in March 2014 and were extended in March 2015.

The legal acts will be published in the Official Journal on 5 March 2016.