Yushchenko dismisses judge who annulled his Decree


President Yushchenko has dismissed Vadim Kopylyan from his post as Deputy Head of the Feodosiya City Court of the Crimea. According to the President’s press service, the relevant decree was signed on Wednesday 25 April.

According to the deputy head of the President’s Secretariat, Ihor Pushkin, the grounds for the dismissal were the ruling of the Council of Judges from 20 April 2007 and a submission from the head of the Supreme Court Vasyl Onopenko. “The submission suggested that the President dismiss Vadim Kopylyan for a grave infringement of his professional duties”, Mr Pushkin explained.

He added that the point was that the Deputy Head of the Feodosiya City Court “had demonstrated personal interest in receiving the claim in passing it to a judge and issuing a resolution which prohibited the Cabinet of Ministers, the State Treasury and other central and local executive bodies from carrying out any actions to implement the President’s Decree” on dissolving parliament.

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