On 28 January 2016, The General Court of the EU ruled in favour of five Ukrainian nationals who brought proceeding before the Court with a view to annulling their inclusion on the list of persons identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian State funds. The Court held that the five, including Mykola Yanovych Azarov and Sergej Arbuzov, former Prime Ministers of Ukraine, could not be deemed to be misappropriating State funds simply on the basis that they were subjects of a preliminary investigation in Ukraine.