Taras Shevchenko: The judge who suspended Ulana Suprun

Taras Shevchenko, the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law for Ukrainska Pravda


Today, District Administrative Court of Kyiv has forbidden Ulana Suprun to perform duties of the Minister of Health of Ukraine. Such a decision was made by the court by partially satisfying the appeal by the Member of Parliament Ihor Mosiychuk.

I should remind you that District Administrative Court of Kyiv is the court that is headed by Pavlo Vovk, odious subject of numerous journalistic investigations. A lot was said about his unfairness during the competition to the Supreme Court, where the head of the Administrative Court tried to get in.

Today, Serhii Karakashyan, another judge of District Administrative Court of Kyiv, made the loud decision regarding Ulana Suprun. CHESNO. Filter the judiciary! has the profile of this judge. Let’s see what he is famous for.

As a member of the judicial panel, less than two months ago, the judge made the loud decision to reinstate in office the head of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov. He was dismissed after the criminal proceeding against him had been opened. The reason for such decision the court named the lack of grounds for Nasirov’s dismissal, namely facts of his dual citizenship, and violation of the dismissal procedure.

However, this is not the only public case by Karakashyan. In September 2018, the judge refused the appeal of the Anti-Corruption Action Center to the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting regarding the provision of status of social advertising to the video with the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. According to the AntAC, granting “social” status to the advertisement  allowed to put it on air at different TV channels and radio stations for free, thanks to which the political PR of Yuriy Lutsenko took place. At the same time, the advertisement contains videos with pictures of the Prosecutor General, his last and first name, state symbols (State flag of Ukraine), symbols of the Prosecutor’s Office, which are prohibited to use in social advertising.

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