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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In the higher administrative court of Ukraine began the battle for Kirovohrad

The Supreme administrative court of Ukraine, which filed eleven lawsuits about the illegality of the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of renaming Kirovograd to Kropiwnicki, today I managed to hold the first meeting. Yesterday’s attempt ended in a false start: the appointed time has not appeared the representative of the Ukrainian Parliament. Many interpreted this event as a manifestation of the fragility of the legal position of the Supreme legislative body of power in this particular case.

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The fence of one of the bridges in Kirovohrad-Kropiwnicki

As earlier have informed “MK”, Kirovograd were “a skating rink” de-communization of Ukrainian past from the cities, due to the renaming. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy made the controversial “Kirovohrad-Kropiwnicki” the bill shortly before the announcement of the completion of the current parliamentary session. 230 “Yes” votes – at a necessary minimum in 226 is not such a big victory “Patriotic forces”.

The former Governor of one of the poorest Ukrainian regions Sergey Larin on the same day, July 14, promised to abolish the “imposed on the citizens of a name of Kropivnitsky, Sergey has assembled an impressive team of lawyers, including international lawyers, if after the passage of all instances happen to “knock” to the European court of human rights. At the head of this team – Olena Lukash, who worked during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych by the Minister of justice of Ukraine.

Lucas as a lawyer has loudly declared itself in 2004, to volunteer to defend in the Supreme Court of Ukraine Yanukovych in the right oath as the new head of state. Then, as you know, Yanukovych lost; under the powerful pressure which has taken siege of the courthouse “of the masses.” College of the armed forces received a “political decision” on whether to conduct not envisaged by the Constitution of the 3rd round of the presidential election…

But while the court Yes business, a former Kirovohrad already call the name of the pre-revolutionary Ukrainian writer and playwright.

“The defense keeps” is that train the Agency in its documentation the name “onward” is not used at all.

But back to the Supreme administrative court on Moskovskaya street. A panel of judges today decided to involve as the third party when considering the claim of the Institute of national remembrance. Request by the above-mentioned Olena Lukash, a politically active resident kropyvnyts’ke (Kirovohrad) Margarita lighthouse (the lawsuit was filed on her behalf – as a citizen of Ukraine, violated the right to legally live in the named city) and the lawyer Yuri Ivashchenko. So the next meeting scheduled for 16 September, will go with the participation of either the Director of INP Vladimir Vyatrovich, or his representative.

Olena Lukash – especially for residents of other renamed during the de-communization of the cities was compiled and posted the model statement in the SACU. From now on any resident, for example, Komsomolsk (now Horishni Smoothly) or Kotovsk (renamed Podolsk) will be able not only to challenge the actions of the Rada, and to bring a few friends.”

If the process decision on the illegality of the Parliament on the renaming of Kirovohrad won, it is possible “chain reaction” of people in other “dissenters”. Ukrainian courts from surging from all sides of the lawsuits will either be paralyzed, or Parliament “come on a throat to own song” and a Resolution will abandon all previously voted “dekommunizatsionnye renaming”.

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