Former first deputy head of the presidential administration during the times of Viktor Yanukovych, Andrii Portnov, was included in the U.S. sanctions list, as well as his foundation.
Portnov himself and the ‘Andrey Portnov Foundation’ charitable organization were sanctioned under the global Magnitsky Act.
According to the Magnitsky Act, restrictions are imposed on officials involved in persecution and human rights violations, in particular against people who expose illegal activities or corruption. The sanctions include a ban on entry into the United States, seizure of property and blocking of corrupt accounts in American banks.
In addition to Portnov, sanctions were introduced against six individuals from El Salvador, Angola, Guatemala and Liberia, and against seven companies, one of which is an offshore in the Marshall Islands.
By the way, former President Viktor Yanukovych filed a lawsuit to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv against the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.