News date: 5 December 2014
Today the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal dismissed the petition of the Ministry of Industrial Policy and upheld the ruling of the Kyiv District Administrative Court of September 3, 2014, which confirmed the powers of Dmytro Kiva, the President of the State strategic enterprise Antonov. It is reported by the press service of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm representing SE Antonov.
In particular the court upheld the prohibition to the state registrars to perform any acts to amend data in the Unified State Register, where Dmytro Kiva is still reordered as the President.
“According to the Code of Administrative Procedure, the relevant ruling is not subject to further appeal, i.e. is final. According to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, failure to perform court ruling is punishable by deprivation of liberty for up to eight year. Thus, if there are attempts to change the head of SE Antonov, the initiating persons will “face imprisonment”, emphasized Ilyashev and Partners.
It is to be recalled that in May and July 2014 the Ministry of Industrial Policy ordered to dismiss Dmytro Kiva from office of the President of SE Antonov, and to appoint S. Merenkov as the acting President. As early as on March 23, 2014, the Government decided to liquidate the Ministry of Industrial Police by its joining to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. On August 1 and September 3 this year, the team of SE Antonov did not allow S. Merenkov with his accompanying thugs for hire (“titushky”) to the industrial premises.
On September 3 and 4, the Kyiv District Administrative Court passed rulings confirming the powers of D. S. Kiva as the President of SE Antonov.
In September, the Kyiv District Administrative Court invalidated the orders of the Ministry of Industrial Policy appointing S. Merenkov as the acting President of SE Antonov and dismissing D. Kiva.