Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life party and father of Vladimir Putin’s godchild, appealed to the Supreme Court of Ukraine to challenge the presidential decree imposing sanctions on him.
“On 16 March 2021, the Cassation Administrative Court within the Supreme Court received a lawsuit challenging the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 64/2021 of 19 February 2021 ‘On Decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine of 19 February 2021 ‘On Application and Amendments to Personal Special Economic and Other Restrictive Measures (Sanctions),’ namely Paragraph 7 of Appendix. 1, according to which sanctions are imposed on the plaintiff – citizen of Ukraine Viktor Medvedchuk,” the Court’s press service informs.
As a reminder, on 19 February, the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine imposed sanctions on Viktor Medvedchuk, his wife Oksana Marchenko and six more people. Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleksiy Danilov stated that the sanctions were imposed over financing of terrorism.
On 2 February, the National Security and Defence Council imposed sanctions on Taras Kozak, an MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life party and a colleague of Viktor Medvedchuk. The five-year sanctions include blocking of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK TV channels, which are owned by Kozak.
The reason for the imposition of sanctions on Kozak and the TV channels was the investigation of Ukraine’s special services which found that schemes of coal supplies from the occupied districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions contributed to financing of terrorism.