MOSCOW, April 22 (RAPSI) – Three new claims seeking removal of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and members of his family from sanctions list have been registered with the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), according to court records.

The European Union introduced sanctions against Yanukovych, former prime minister Nikolai Azarov and 16 other senior Ukrainian officials in last March.

"All funds and economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled" by the people on the list would be frozen within the EU, according to a report run in the European Union's Official Journal.

Four names, including Azarov's successor Serhiy Arbuzov, were added to the list in April last year.

Several people, including Yanukovych and his two sons, subsequently turned to the ECJ and demanded that sanctions against them be lifted.

In the meantime, the European Union on March 6 extended a freeze on the assets of Yanukovych and 17 other former Ukrainian officials accused of embezzling public funds.

The younger son of Ukraine's former president reportedly drowned in Lake Baikal in March and was buried in the Republic of Crimea.