The 18 Ukrainians Whose Assets Were Frozen By The EU

 @David_Kashi
on March 06 2014 11:39 AM
Viktor Yanukovych
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich looks on during a signing ceremony of an EU-mediated peace deal with opposition leaders, aiming to end a violent standoff that has left dozens dead and opening the way for a early presidential election this year, at the presidential headquarters in Kiev on Feb. 21, 2014. Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin

On Thursday the European Union froze the funds and assets held in the EU of 18 Ukrainian officials it deemed responsible for misappropriations of state funds, as well as those it says are responsible for human rights violations during the violent crackdown on protesters last month in Kiev.

According to some reports, deposed President Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies embezzled as much as $37 billion during three years in office.

These are the 18 people the EU targeted:

Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych

Born July 9, 1950, former president of Ukraine

Vitalii Yuriyovych Zakharchenko

Born Jan. 20, 1963, former minister of internal affairs

Viktor Pavlovych Pshonka

Born Feb. 6, 1954, former prosecutor general 

Oleksandr Hryhorovych Yakymenko

Born Dec. 22, 1964, former head of Security Service 

Andriy Volodymyrovych Portnov

Born Oct. 27, 1973, former adviser to the president 

Olena Leonidivna Lukash

Born Nov. 12, 1976, former minister of justice

Andrii Petrovych Kliuiev

Born on Aug. 12, 1964, former head of presidential administration 

Viktor Ivanovych Ratushniak

Born Oct. 16, 1959, former deputy minister of internal affairs

Oleksandr Viktorovych Yanukovych

Born July 1, 1973, son of former president, businessman

Viktor Viktorovych Yanukovych

Born July 16, 1981, son of former president, member of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) 

Artem Viktorovych Pshonka

Born March 19, 1976, son of former prosecutor general, deputy head of the faction of Party of Regions (the former president's party) in the Verkhovna Rada 

Serhii Petrovych Kliuiev

Born Aug. 12, 1969, businessman, brother of Andrii K1iuiev

Mykola Yanovych Azarov

Born Dec. 17, 1947,  prime minister until January 2014

Oleksii Mykolayovych Azarov

Son of former prime minister

Serhiy Vitaliyovych Kurchenko

Born Sept. 21, 1985, a billionaire who owns two Ukrainian banks, which Ukraine’s National Bank took over. Kurchenko is also a close friend of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

Dmytro Volodymyrovych Tabachnyk

Born Nov. 28, 1963, former minister of education and science

Raisa Vasylivna Bohatyriova

Born Jan. 6, 1953, former minister of health

Ihor Oleksandrovych Kalinin

Born Dec, 28, 1959, former adviser to the president 

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