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Ukraine chairs UN Security Council committee on Sudan sanctions

As of early 2016, Ukraine has also chaired the Central African Republic Sanctions Committee.

Ukraine chairs UN Security Council committee on Sudan sanctions
Volodymyr Yelchenko
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As of 1 January 2017, Ukraine's permanent representative to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, took over the chairmanship of the UN Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan, known as the Sudan Sanctions Committee, the Ukrinform news agency has said.

"Starting from 1 January, Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council will chair the Sudan Sanctions Committee throughout 2017," the spokesperson for Ukraine's permanent office at the UN, Oleh Nikolayenko, said.

Ukraine will oversee the observance of sanctions against this country, including the arms embargo (applicable only to Darfur), travel ban and assets freeze with regard to individuals and entities designated by the committee.

He recalled that as of early 2016, Ukraine had also chaired the Central African Republic Sanctions Committee.