Ukraine has joined the EU’s sanctions against certain individuals and entities in view of the situation in Iran, according to the Declaration of the EU High Representative, which was published on the website of the European Council.
“On 7 April 2020, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/512 amending Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP. The Council Decision renews the existing restrictive measures for a further twelve months, until 13 April 2021, and amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/235/CFSP. The Candidate Countries Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with Council Decision,” the Delegation noted.
Thus, these countries ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision. The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.
The sanctions apply to persons and institutions of Iran who are involved and are responsible for serious human rights violations, including repressions against demonstrators, journalists, human rights defenders, students, for restricting the right to speak, for involvement of persons and institutions in Iran in torture and inhuman and degrading treatment, excessive and increasing application of the death penalty, including public executions, stoning, and other cruel acts.