The European Court upheld the complaint of a Deputy head of the administration of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Andrei Portnov, who sought the abolition of the punishment of the EU relative to its assets.
"The Ukrainian authorities will have to reckon with the decision of the court of justice of the European Union, adopted in Luxembourg today. The court fully satisfied my claim, declared illegal the decision of the Council of the EU concerning me and ordered the EU to pay all costs, " wrote the mayor on his page on the first day of the week.
in March 2014 the European Union on request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine froze for one year the assets of 18 former Ukrainian officials suspected of misappropriation of state property. In March of this year, these penalties were extended.