on Lutsenko, one of a small number of Ukrainian politicians known
internationally, drew condemnation in the West and spurred renewed calls by opposition leaders and EuroMaidan activists for
economic and visa sanctions against some Ukrainian officials. The U.S. Senate is considering such options and its Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Ukraine Jan. 15.
In a video message on Jan. 11, Lutsenko’s fellow opposition leader Vitali Klitschko renewed his call to the West for targeted economic and visa sanctions against Ukrainian officials involved in human rights abuses.
Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko calls on the West to impose sanctions on members of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government.