Rinkevics imposes travel ban

  • 2014-03-06
  • From wire reports, RIGA

In connection to events in Ukraine, under Section 61 Paragraph two of the Immigration Law, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has adopted a decision on including, for an indefinite period of time, 18 persons in the list of foreign nationals banned from entering Latvia, reports LETA.

All 18, including dismissed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, are connected to the recent events in the country, said Foreign Ministry press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums.

The AFPnews agency reported that the European Union on Thursday, March 8 froze assets held in the 28-nation bloc by 18 Ukrainians accused of embezzlement, including ousted Moscow-backed President Yanukovich.

The freeze, decided Wednesday, targets people "identified as responsible" for misappropriating Ukrainian state funds, an EU statement said.