The Council of the European Union has extended the asset freezes against 15 people “identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to Ukrainian public funds” until 6 March 2018.

The sanctions were first introduced in March 2014 to target former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and senior members of his administration and have been extended annually since.

One person, Yuriy Volodymyrovych Ivanyushchenko, was removed from the list.

The implementing Regulation was published on 4 March and can be found here