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Shmyhal filed a lawsuit against Vitrenko's dismissal from Naftogaz

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. Photo: UNIAN

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. Photo: UNIAN

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal requests the court to declare the order of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) illegal and cancel it. This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv District Administrative Court (KDAC).

"The plaintiff requests the court to declare unlawful and cancel the NACP order dated June 14 this year. Also, KDAC is requested in the claims to bring into the proceedings as third parties who do not put forward independent requirements regarding the subject of the dispute, on the side of the plaintiff—the Cabinet of Ministers and Chairman of the Executive Board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko," the statement says.

Now the court is deciding the issue of opening proceedings on this claim.

Context. On April 28, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed Andriy Kobolyev from the post of Head of Naftogaz. After that, the company was headed by Yuriy Vitrenko. After that Oleksandr Novikov, the Head of the NACP, stated that when appointing Vitrenko, the law "On the corruption prevention" had been violated. The law prohibits, after the dismissal of an official from the civil service, for a year to manage organizations that this person could have influenced at the previous office. On June 16, 2021, the Head of the Naftogaz Supervisory Board Clare Spottiswoode initiated Vitrenko's resignation.

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