"As you remember, the Council of the European Union imposed sanctions on me in March 2014. They were guided by political not juridical motives to legitimize the new Ukrainian authorities. The EU court’s decision only confirmed lack of evidence of crimes of which I was accused. As for the money and property that I allegedly took from the country, I see no sense in discussing that – I have never had those," Yanukovych told RIA Novosti.
Ukrainian courts are now controlled by the country's incumbent authorities and it is even more difficult to obtain justice there than in the EU court, he added.
Yanukovych was toppled in February 2014 following a coup in Kiev. New Ukrainian authorities accuse him of corruption.