NSDC applies sanctions against ex-heads of Interior Ministry, SBU under Yanukovych presidency.

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) decided to apply tough sanctions against 10 security officials, NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov has said.

He said this at a briefing following a NSDC meeting on Friday, February26, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The NSDC of Ukraine decided to apply sanctions in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Sanctions” of August 14, 2014, № 1644-VII on persons involved in attempts to occupy Crimea, support the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, and those suspected of treason and desertion.

The sanctions provide for depriving a number of persons of state awards of Ukraine and military ranks of Ukraine. According to Danilov, the “maximum pool of sanctions” was applied to these persons.

In particular, sanctions are applied to 10 senior officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Security Administration, the National Guard of Ukraine, the Ministry of Emergencies, and other law enforcement and security agencies: former Rear Admiral Denys Berezovsky, former Major General Stanislav Shaportov, former Major General of Justice Serhiy Nyanchur, former Major General Yuriy Kotovsky, former Major General Oleksandr Yakymenko, former Major General Volodymyr Totsky, former Major General Serhiy Ganzhu, former Vice Admiral Serhiy Yeliseyev, former Rear Admiral Dmytro Shakuro, and former General of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko.

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