Ukrainian Naftogaz Chairman Vitrenko stays in office

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kyiv District Administrative Court granted the appeal of Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal
18:27, 18 June 2021

Kyiv District Administrative Court granted Prime Minister's appeal and cancelled the order of National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) on the illegality of the appointment of Yuri Vitrenko as the head of Naftogaz. This was reported by the press service of the court. 

“Kyiv District Administrative Court has considered the appeal from the Prime Minister received on June 17 to suspend the order of the NACP. The court decided to satisfy the appeal,” the statement contained.  

Kyiv District Administrative Court noted that this decision is not an issue of a public law dispute on the merits but is a forced measure to prevent negative consequences.

In addition, the court opened proceedings on Shmygal's suit to annul this order. The case will be heard in a simplified format and the hearing is scheduled for June 29.

Related: Appointment of Vitrenko as Naftogaz Head was illicit; it should be canceled, - anti-corruption body

As it was reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers officially announced Andriy Kobolev dismissal from the office of Naftogaz Chairman of the Board and terminated the membership of Naftogaz's Supervisory Board. Yuriy Vitrenko became the head of Naftogaz on April 29, 2021.

On June 15, the head of the NACP Oleksandr Novikov stated in his order that the government`s decision to appoint Yuriy Vitrenko was illegal, so his contract should be canceled.

Later, Yuriy Vitrenko announced that he was going to appeal in court, as he considered the order biased and illegal.

Afterward, the Minister of Justice Denys Malyuska said that the Cabinet of Ministers would appeal the NACP order.

Related: Head of Naftogaz-Ukraine Supervisory Board initiates suspension of Yuri Vitrenko from CEO office

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