Swiss Govt Sanctions on Viktor Yanukovych & Ukraine Persons – Feb 2014

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The Swiss Federal Council has decided to block all assets of Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage might have in Switzerland. The corresponding ordinance enters into force on Friday 28 February, 2014. In taking this measure, the Federal Council wishes to avoid any risk of misappropriation of Ukrainian state assets.

In view of the most recent developments, the Federal Council wishes to take all measures necessary to avoid the risk of any misappropriation of financial assets of the Ukrainian state. It has therefore decided, in conjunction with other financial centres, to block all assets Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage might have in Switzerland. The Federal Council has also prohibited the sale and any disposal of assets, namely property, of these persons. The aim of this measure is to prevent these assets being taken out of Switzerland before they can be blocked through the ordinary channels of mutual legal assistance in cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities.

The below listed names are listed in English spelling:

Serhiy Hennadiyovych ARBUZOV, born on 24th March 1976 – Former Prime Minister

Mykola (Nikolai) Yanovych AZAROV (Born as Nikolai Yanovich Pakhlo)born on 17 December 1947, Prime Minister Jan 2014

Raisa Vasylivna BOHATYROVA (BOGATYROVA) born on 6 January 1953, former Health Minister

Mykhaylo (Mikhail) Markovych DOBKIN, born on 26 January 1970 – Governor of Privonz Kharkiv (Kharkov), founder of the Ukrainian Front

Yuriy IVANYUSHCHENKO, born on 21 February 1959, Member of Parliament, a close confidant of Viktor Yanukovych

Hennadiy Adolfovych KERNES, born on 27 June 1959, Mayor of Kharkiv (Kharkov)

Oleksandr Viktorovych KLYMENKO, born on 16th November 1980 – former Minister of Income and Taxes

Andriy Petrovych KLYUYEV (Andrey KLUEV / Klyuev), born on 12 August 1964, former chief of the President’s Division

Serhiy Petrovych KLYUYEV (KLUEV / Klyuev), born on 12 August 1969, Businessman, brother of Andriy Klyuyev

Borys Viktorovych KOLESNIKOV, born on 25 October 1962, former Infrastructure minister at the time of European Football Championship EURO 2012

Yuriy Volodymyrovych KOLOBOV, born on 8 April 1973 former Finance Minister

Volodymyr Vasylovych KOZAK, born on 9 August 1959, former Minister for Infrastructure

Olena Leonidivna LUKASH, born on 12 November 1976 former Minister of Justice

Mykola Volodymyrovych PRYSYAZHNYUK, born on 3 January 1960, former Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food Industry

Viktor Pavlovych PSHONKA, born on 6 February 1954, former Attorney General

Eduard Anatoliyovych STAVYTSKY, born on 4 October 1972 -Former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry

Oleksandr (Aleksandr) Viktorovych YANUKOVYCH, who was born on 1 July 1973 – Son of the former president, Businessman

Viktor Fedorovych YANUKOVYCH was born on 9 July 1950, Former President

Oleksandr (Aleksandr) Serhiyovych YEFREMOV, born on 22 August 1954, Leader of the Party of Regions

Vitaly Yuriyovych ZAKHARCHENKO, born on 20 January 1963, former Minister of the Interior

See: Swiss Ukraine Sanctions List Feb 26 2014

Source: Swiss Federal Council Press Release