Kyiv court recognized the legitimacy of the decision by Kyiv city state administration on prohibiting the work of circuses employing animals across the city. The leader of UAnimals NGO Olexandr Todorchuk posted this on Facebook.
'Today, the court confirmed the legal nature of Kyiv city hall's decision about banning the tent circuses in Ukraine. The promoters of circuses refused from any further attempts to bring the violence back to the capital', he wrote.
The campaign against the tent circuses in Kyiv has been underway for a while now. Numerous events were held in Kyiv and some other cities. In Odesa and Lviv, some activists brawled with the police while protesting against animal abuse; several people were detained.
Kyiv city state administration made the respective decision in November 2017; the Cabinet upheld the respective draft bill in late 2018. The circuses have five years to make all the decisions and take the necessary measures for this process to complete.