Zelensky's team not involved in searches at Kyiv District Administrative Court

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court continues to work as usual
15:26, 30 July 2019

Head of Kyiv District Administrative Court Pavlo Vovk

The newly elected leaders of the country have nothing to do with searches in the District Administrative Court of Kyiv. Head of Kyiv District Court Pavlo Vovk said this in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda agency.

According to the head of the court, there are three factors pointing that this is “doing of the previous government.”

“A briefing on this case was held by head of Special Investigations of General Prosecutor’s Office Horbatyuk and the first director of National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Sytnyk. They were appointed by the previous government of Poroshenko. The director of NABU Artem Sytnyk has his own problems. The police have drawn up a protocol on corruption offense against him and this case is now in court, where a decision must be made. The District Administrative Court has cases concerning the powers of the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine," Vovk said.

Vovk believes that the body should have requested the documents, instead of coming with groundless searches.

“The cases in progress are seized on contrived grounds. This is nonsense. At the same time, the work of the court is blocked,” he added.

The head of the District Court also stated that, during the searches, unexamined cases, in which members of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges are respondents, were taken away.

“The court did not address the president, as it operates within the framework of the law and will appeal to the appropriate authorized bodies,” the head of the District Court emphasized.

As it was reported earlier, on Friday, June 26, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and Department of Special Investigations of General Prosecutor’s Office conducted a search in the premises of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv within the framework of investigation of alleged criminal offenses by judges of the court.

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