Ukraine's government is going to challenge the recent reinstatement of ex-head of the State Fiscal Service (SFS) of Ukraine Roman Nasirov in court.
Member of Parliament and representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in parliament Vadym Denysenko says that the government had made an absolutely legal decision to dismiss Nasirov from the post of the SFS's head, and will appeal against the recent court ruling on his reinstatement.
The government has not received the official court ruling on Nasirov's reinstatement yet, Denysenko wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, December 11. "The government had once made an absolutely legal decision to dismiss Nasirov and, of course, it will appeal against the ruling on his reinstatement," the lawmaker said.
As UNIAN reported, Kyiv's district administrative court on December 11 reinstated former chairman of the State Fiscal Service Nasirov.
Nasirov's lawyer, Lyubomyr Drozdovsky, said that the introductory and operative parts of the court decision were announced at the court hearing on December 11. The court declared Nasirov's dismissal unlawful and revoked a respective government resolution as the dismissal procedures had been violated.
"He [Nasirov] has been reinstated as head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and the court ruled he should be paid compensation for forced absence at work. The ruling in part of his reinstatement is subject to immediate execution," Drozdovsky said. Yet, Nasirov's reinstatement may be appealed, the lawyer added.
More than a year ago, on November 10, 2017, prosecutors from the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against Nasirov and his subordinate, the head of the SFS debt repayment department, Volodymyr Novikov.
Nasirov is accused of abuse of power or official position and official forgery under Articles 364 and 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. His subordinate is charged with committing crimes under Part 5 of Article 27 (complicity) and Part 2 of Article 364 (abuse of power or official position). Investigators insist Nasirov, acting in the interests of Member of Parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko, initiated unsubstantiated installment of the tax debt to three companies in 2015-2016, which caused almost UAH 2 billion, or almost US$71.5 million, in budget losses.
The Cabinet of Ministers on March 3, 2017, suspended Nasirov during the investigation, and on January 31, 2018, he was dismissed from his post.