Court ruling concerning Piskun does not imply replacement of Prosecutor General

14:38, 27 April 2009
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The President’s Press Secretary voices the stance

The ruling of the Kyiv District Administrative Court, which allowed the suit of Svyatoslav Piskun, does not imply any replacement of the Prosecutor’s General Office leadership.

President’s Press Secretary Iryna Vannikova claimed this to a press conference on Monday.

“The ruling of the Kyiv District Administrative Court in any case does not influence the status of Prosecutor General Oleksander Medvedko, and will not imply any replacement of the Prosecutor’s General Office leadership”.

She noted that the court allowed the suit of S.Piskun only in the part concerning cancelling the President’s decree of May 24, 2007, which, in its turn, cancelled another decree on reinstating S.Piskun on the post of Prosecutor General.

At the same time, according to the information of I.Vannikova, the court refused to allow S.Piskun’s demand to return him on the post of Prosecutor General.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 24, 2009, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv has declared illegal the decree of President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko of May 24, 2007, #469/2007 “On Declaring Invalid President’s Decree of April 26, 2007, #357”. The decree of April 26, 2007, reinstated Svyatoslav Piskun on the post of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

S.Piskun’s spokesman Dmytro Ponamarchuk has disclosed this to UNIAN.

On April 26, 2007, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko reinstated S.Piskun on post of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, to implement the ruling of the Shevchenkivskiy district court of Kyiv.

At the same time, on May 24, 2007, Victor Yushchenko signed decree #469/2007 “On Declaring Invalid President’s Decree of April 26, 2007, #357”.

S.Piskun appealed against this decree in court.

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