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A Kyiv Court Sets Aside the Executive Order of Yanukovych-Appointed Official Affecting Antonov Management

News date: 12 September 2014

In its order of 12 September 2014, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv set aside the Executive order of the Ministry of Industrial Policy appointing Sergiy Merenkov as acting CEO of SE Antonov. It was reported by the press service of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm representing SE Antonov. Having considered the claim, the court found a number of violations in the acts of Oleksandr Kalenkov, the Deputy Minister of Industrial Policy, appointed by Viktor Yanukovych back in 2013.

“In 2006, Mr. Merenkov who was then an Antonov executive was fired for an unauthorized disclosure and denied any further access to sensitive information. It is absolutely inacceptable that this man is being forced through as the chief executive of 14,000-strong team by Yanukovych-appointed Ministry, which is in fact in liquidation”, Ilyashev & Partners said.

Previously, it was reported that in May and in July 2014, the Ministry of Industrial Policy sanctioned the dismissal of Dmytro Kiva as the President of Antonov and appointed Sergiy Merenkov as a new acting President. Back on 23 March 2014 the Government decided to liquidate the Ministry of Industrial Policy by its joining to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. On 1 August and 3 September this year, the team of SE Antonov did not allow S. Merenkov with his accompanying “titushky” to the premises. On 3 and 4 September, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv approved rulings confirming authorities of D.S. Kiva as CEO of SE Antonov.