The Kyiv Administrative Court has decided to dismiss Artem Sytnyk, the NABU director, and ordered the Ministry of Justice to enter the relevant data in the state registers. The Kyiv Administrative Court informed RBC-Ukraine about this.

“Indeed, the court today issued a decision, which, in particular, ordered the Ministry of Justice to enter data in the state registers that Sytnyk is not the director of NABU,” a source in the Kyiv Administrative Court said.

The reason, allegedly, is the decision of the Constitutional Court, which declared the decree of the previous President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the appointment of Sytnyk illegal.

Therefore, on 26 October, the court decided to reinstate Oleksandr Kareev, the former head of the NABU Detectives Second Division, declaring his dismissal illegal.

To recap, on 28 August, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the order on the appointment of Artem Sytnyk to the post of director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to be unconstitutional. NABU called such a decision politically motivated and stressed that it was made shortly after the release of the “Court’s records.” In particular, NABU accuses the Kyiv District Administrative Court management and its head, Pavlo Vovk, of numerous violations of the law and of attempts to usurp the judiciary in the country. Anti-corruption activists published records of conversations of Kyiv District Administrative Court judges as evidence of offences.

Sytnyk has headed NABU since its establishment and was appointed by the decree of the fifth president Petro Poroshenko dated 16 April 2015, № 218/2015.

Natalia Tolub

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