Photo from UNIAN The Supreme Court of Ukraine has dismissed a claim filed by fugitive ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov on his right to be paid a pension in Ukraine. A relevant decision was published in the Unified State Register of Judicial Decisions. Read alsoEx-FM testifies in Yanukovych case on U-turn from EU deal Azarov appealed to the Supreme Court almost a year ago after courts of lower jurisdiction had ruled that he was not entitled to payment of a pension in Ukraine. The payment of a Ukrainian pension to Azarov was ceased in 2016, two years after he fled to Russia. However, Kyiv&#39;s Podilsky District Court ordered the Pension Fund to restore the accrual and payment of pensions to the fugitive official. The Court of Appeals then deprived Azarov of his right to a pension in October 2016. Since then, the former premier has been unsuccessfully trying to have his payments back. Azarov said in April 2018 he lived in Moscow, using his savings.