The European Union is poised to approve economic sanctions against the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in response to its violent crackdown on recent protests, an official said Wednesday. The European Union's 28 foreign ministers discussed the plan following daylong clashes in Ukraine that led to 25 deaths and at least 240 injuries. Protests have persisted in Kiev since Yanukovich's decision in November to withdraw from a planned EU trade pact, a move viewed by critics of Ukraine's government as overt kowtowing to the Russian Federation. EU Ministers in the Foreign Affairs Council will meet tomorrow to weigh the...
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Ukraine's legal efforts to curb the funding of terrorism, including the prosecutions of terror financiers, fall short of international standards, a European anti-money laundering watchdog group said Monday.
Following a recent week-long visit to examine implementation of Ukraine's AML laws, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has kicked off its Paris plenary by removing the former Soviet nation from its blacklist of non-cooperative countries