Ukrainian court removes reform-driven Ulyana Suprun from office

17:15, 6 February 2019

The district administrative court of Kyiv removed Ulyana Suprun from the office of the Acting Health Minister of Ukraine. The decision was made allegedly because of her dual citizenship, as she holds both U.S. and Ukrainian passports. That contradicts the Ukrainian law, which only allows single citizenship.

Another issue lies with the fact that her cadence as the Acting minister is expired. On the other hand, the court never removed Suprun from the Deputy Minister's office. President Petro Poroshenko, the government of Ukraine and a large number of civil activists in this country upheld Suprun who is widely credited as a reform-minded official that fights the obsolete post-Soviet healthcare system in Ukraine.