We at the Anti-Corruption Action Centre began to systematically work on blocking of western accounts, transactions and assets of state corrupt authorities responsible for the violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens, killing peaceful Euromaidan activists, financing of separatism and the outbreak of war in the East of Ukraine.

We have always been deeply convinced that the authoritarian regime of Viktor Yanukovych,
and now - terrorist groups and militants, mercenaries are fed by his corrupt business assets that are laundered and legitimized by the international financial system, with a network of shell companies and professional intermediaries.

Our goal is to thoroughly describe the business interests and business schemes of officials who should be blocked from access to the international financial system and later - to return their criminally acquired assets back to the Ukrainian people.

On the 5 of March 2014 the European Union started to freeze assets of Ukrainian citizens who are suspected of misappropriating public funds, involved in human rights violations and terrorism financing.

We monitor and systematize information about the former President of Ukraine, his relatives and close political and business environment, which appeared in lists of international sanctions. We also monitor the state of the opening of criminal proceedings on the facts set out in the dossiers of these individuals.

Ukrainian High Officials in “Blacklists”

To date, 60 Ukrainians are under international sanctions, which include blocking and freezing of their assets abroad. 10 of them are appealing sanctions in court.

As for the 19 people on the list, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings, 13 of them were notified of the suspicion.
There is no official information about the investigation regarding other persons

There is a risk that the assets of the rest of the “blacklisted” officials, including at least 30 former Ukrainian officials from the entourage of former President of Ukraine may be unfrozen.

Name Position EU Switzerland Liechtenstein Austria USA Canada Great Britain Austrlia Criminal charges in Ukraine Maximum penalty if convicted of current charges in Ukraine
V. Yanukovych Former President of Ukraine
Charged with abuse of power during mass rallies on Independence Square in Kyiv, causing death or bodily harm (Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code Ukraine) accompanied by violence, murder (Part 3 of Art. 27, paras. 1,5,12 Part 2 of Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Life imprisonment
V. Zakharchenko Former Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Suspected of organization of the murder of two or more persons committed in generally dangerous way, by prior conspiracy (Part 3 of Art. 27, paras. 1,5,12 Part 2 of Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)and abuse of power or authority, accompanied by violence or actions that caused grave consequences (Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Life imprisonment
V. Pshonka Former General Prosecutor of Ukraine
Suspected of abuse of power or offi_x001f_ce, leading to serious consequences (Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 6 years in prison with confiscation of assets
O. Yakymenko Former Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine
Suspected of organization of abuse of power or o_x001f_ffice, accompanied by violence, use of weapons or special facilities which caused grave consequences (Part 3 of Art. 27, Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 10 years in prison with confiscation of assets
A. Portnov Former First Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine
O. Lukash Former Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Suspected of professional negligence (Part 1 of Art. 367 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and tampering in work computers, automated systems, computer networks or telecommunications networks, committed repeatedly or by prior conspiracy, or where they caused signi_x001d_cant damage (Part 2 of Art. 361), abuse of power or position, leading to serious consequences (Part. 2 of Art. 364) and fraud, which led to grave consequences (Part. 2 of Art. 366) Up to 6 years in prison
A. Kliuiev Former Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine
Suspected of abuse of power or office, accompanied by violence, use of weapons or actions which caused grave consequences (Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 6 years in prison
V. Ratushniak Former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Head of Public Safety
Suspected of organization of the murder of two or more persons committed in generally dangerous way, by prior conspiracy (Part 3 of Art. 27, paras. 1,5,12 Part 2 of Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)and abuse of power or authority, accompanied by violence or actions that caused grave consequences (Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Life imprisonment
O. Yanukovych Son of former President of Ukraine
Suspected of organization of intentional tax evasion committed by previous concert by a group of people, or which led to the actual shortfall in budgets or state funds on a large scale (Part 3 of Art. 27, Part 3 of Art. 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and organization of forgery leading to grave consequences (Part 3 of 27, Part 3 of Art. 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 5 years in prison
V. Yanukovych (Jr.) Son of former President of Ukraine, MP of Ukraine
A. Pshonka Son of former General Prosecutor of Ukraine, MP of Ukraine
S. Kliuiev Brother of former head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, MP of Ukraine
M. Azarov Former Prime Minister of Ukraine
Suspected organisation of abuse of power or offi_x001f_ce, accompanied by violence, use of weapons or special facilities which caused grave consequences (Part 3 of Art. 27, Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 10 years in prison
O. Azarov Son of former Prime Minister of Ukraine, MP of Ukraine
S. Kurchenko Owner of VETEK group of companies
D. Tabachnyk Former Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine
R. Bohatyriova Former Minister of Health of Ukraine
I. Kalinin Former Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine
S. Arbuzov Former First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and acting Prime Minister of Ukraine
Suspected of misappropriation, embezzlement, or obtaining another's property through abuse of his official position committed in an especially large scale or by an organized group (Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 12 years in prison with confiscation of assets
M. Dobkin Former Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration
Suspected of violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine, inciting ethnic or religious hatred (Part 2 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and attempting to incite the premeditated murder of two or more people (Part 2, para 1 of Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Life imprisonment
Y. Ivanyushchenko MP
H. Kernes Mayor of Kharkiv
Suspected of organization of illegal imprisonment or kidnapping by prior conspiracy, or in a manner dangerous to life or health of the victim, or where it was accompanied by causing him physical su_x001e_ffering, or with the use of weapons, or carried out in a long time (Part 3 of Art. 27, Part 2 of Art. 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), torture committed repeatedly or by prior conspiracy, or for reasons of race, national or religious intolerance (Part 3 of Art. 27, Part 2 of Art. 127 of the Criminal Code Ukraine) and death threats (Part 1 of Art. 129 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 10 years in prison
O. Klymenko Former Minister of income and charges of Ukraine
Suspected of abuse of power or offi_x001f_ce, leading to grave consequences (Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) up to 6 years in prison with confi_x001d_scation of assets
B. Kolesnikov Secretary of the Presidium of the Party of Regions, MP of Ukraine, former Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and the former Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Y. Kolobov Former Minister of Finance of Ukraine
V. Kozak Former Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
M. Prysyazhnyuk Former Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Suspected of embezzlement on an especially large scale (Part 5 of Art.191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 12 years in prison with confiscation of assets
E. Stavytsky Former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
Suspected of misappropriation, embezzlement, or obtaining of another's property by abuse of o_x001f_ffice committed in an especially large scale or by an organized group (Part 5 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Up to 12 years in prison with confiscation of assets
O. Yefremov Member of the Presidium of the Political Council of the Party of Regions, MP of Ukraine
Suspected of abuse of power or offi_x001f_ce, leading to grave consequences (Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) up to 6 years in prison
S. Aksyonov Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Since 17 March 2014 - Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea as a part of Russian Federation.
V. Konstantinov Former Chairman of the Parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
V. Medvedchuk One of the leaders of "Ukrainskyi vybir" organization. It actively advocated closer ties with Russia and federalisation of Ukraine
O. Chaliy Political activist, self-proclaimed Mayor of Sevastopol
M. Malyshev Chair of the Crimea Electoral Commission
V. Medvedev Chair of the Sevastopol Electoral Commission
R.Temirgaliev Former First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
S.Tsekov Former Chairman of the Committee of the Parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on culture
Y. Zherebtsov Counsellor of the Speaker of the Parliament of Crimea, one of the leading organizers of the 16 March 2014 “referendum” against Ukraine’s territorial integrity
P. Zima Former Head of the Security Service in Sevastopol
D. Berezovskiy Former commander of the Ukrainian Navy swore an oath to the Crimean armed force, thereby breaking his oath.
P. Jarosh Former Acting Head of the Federal Migration Service office for Crimea. Responsible for the systematic and expedited issuance of Russian passports for the residents of Crimea.
O. Kozyura Former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Sevastopol
V. Ponomariov Former self-declared mayor of Slaviansk
I. Bezler Self-proclaimed Donbass militia commander, one of the leaders of self-proclaimed militia of Horlivka.
I. Kakidzyanov Self-proclaimed commander of the People's Army of DNR
O. Tsariov Former MP of Ukraine
R. Lyagin CEC Chairman on the "referendum" on the recognition of the sovereignty of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the self-proclaimed DNR
O. Malykhin CEC Chairman of the "referendum" on the recognition of the sovereignty of the self-proclaimed "Lugansk People's Republic".
N. Poklonskaya Prosecutor of Crimea as a part of Russian Federation
I. Shevchenko Acting Prosecutor of Sevastopol as a part of Russian Federation
O. Kovatidi Member of the Russian Federation Council from the annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
G. Prokopiv Active leader of the “Luhansk Guard” and a leader of the youth wing.
V. Bolotov Self-proclaimed head of “Luhansk People`s Republic”, retired officer, chair of airborne troop veterans of Luhansk oblast.
A. Purgin Head of the organisation “Donetsk Republic” (forbidden in Ukraine since 2009).
D. Pushylin One of the leaders of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People`s Republic”,
S. Tsyplakov One of the leaders of the ideologically radical organization “People’s Militia of Donbass”.
O.Popov Former Head of Kiev City State Administration
S. Shulyak Former commander of Ukrainian InteriorTroops
V. Koryak Former Head of Kiev directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
V. Sivkovytch Former Deputy Secretary of National Security and Defense of Ukraine
O. Borodai So called ‘Prime Minister of People's Republic of Donetsk’.
O. Khodakovsky Former So called ‘Minister of Security of People's Republic of Donetsk’
O. Kalyussky So called ‘de facto Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs of DPR’
O. Khryakov So called ‘Information and Mass Communications Minister of DPR’
V. Nikitin So called ‘Vice Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers of the People' s Republic of Luhansk’, (used to be the so called ‘Prime Minister of the People' s Republic of Luhansk’, and former spokesman of the ‘Army of the Southeast’)
O. Karyakin So called ‘Supreme Council Chair of the People' s Republic of Luhansk’
Y. Ivakin So called ‘Minister of Internal Affairs of the People' s Republic of Luhansk’
I. Plotnitsky So called ‘Defence Minister of the People' s Republic of Luhansk’
M. Kozitsyn Commander of Cossack forces
O. Mozgovy One of the leaders of armed groups in Eastern Ukraine
V. Anosov Representative of the Union of Cossacks of the Don
V. Apraksimov Representative of the Union of Cossacks of the Don
F. Berezin ‘Deputy Defense Minister of DNR ‘
R. Ilkaev Representative of the Union of Cossacks of the Don
V. Kaurov Chairman of the Union of Orthodox Citizens of Novorossia
V. Musiienko Member of Igor Girkin`s (Strelkov) gang
V. Petrov Representative of the Union of Cossacks of the Don
Y. Protsenko Member of Igor Girkin`s (Strelkov) gang
O. Vasin Member of Igor Girkin`s (Strelkov) gang
S. Zdriliuk One of the militia field commanders
S. Abisov “Minister of Interior” of the annexed “Republic of Crimea.”
P. Gubarev One of the self-described leaders of the so called "Donetsk People’s Republic"
K. Gubareva So called “Minister of Foreign Affairs” of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”
B. Litvinov Chairman of the “Supreme Council” of the so called “Donetsk People’s Republic”
O. Chigrina Spokesperson of the so called “government” of the ”Luhansk People’s Republic”

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