Kiev said on consent to Interpol declared wanted Yanukovych associates

Interpol, the Commission completed the proceedings on the announcement in the international search head of the administration of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Andriy Klyuyev, ex-Minister of energy of Ukraine Eduard stavytsky and Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Sergei Klyuyev. This was announced by the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

“Upon consideration, the Commission concluded that the implementation of international search of these citizens using communication channels and other tools of Interpol complies with the Statute and the Rules of the Organization”, wrote Avakov in Facebook.

Based on the recommendations of the Commission, the General Secretariat of Interpol has unblocked access to investigative files of Andrei Klyuyev, Sergei Klyuyev and Edward Stavytskyi.

“Translating from a formal after a long procedure of check in a file the appeals Committee of Interpol in Lyon pressed our position is recognised right to appeal to claim all three of Ukraine in the international wanted list around the world,” said the Minister.

The European court of General jurisdiction at the end of January 2016, acknowledged a mistake the decision to freeze the assets of some former Ukrainian politicians, ex Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his son Alexei, the former acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov, former Minister of energy Eduard stavytsky and brother of the former head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Serhiy Klyuev. According to the court, the Council of the EU made a mistake by imposing sanctions against them solely on the basis of a letter of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office that all of the above could be involved in the misappropriation and the withdrawal from Ukraine of large sums.

The court’s decision applies only to sanctions, the validity of which expired on 5 March 2015. In the future, these sanctions were extended until March 5, 2016 the new EU Council decision, this document is not annulled by the court. Thus, the court’s decision does not mean the unfreezing of assets, but only recognition of the already unfounded the last round of EU sanctions. For the second term assets of Azarov Jr. in the EU to freeze did not, for other defendants in the case, the situation has not changed: they are waiting for the court verdict under a new decision of the EU Council, whose action expires in March.