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President sacks three judges over Maydan rulings

He has also dismissed 83 Crimean judges.

President sacks three judges over Maydan rulings
Photo: Max Trebukhov

On 30 January, President Petro Poroshenko dismissed three judges over unlawful rulings against the activists of the 2013-2014 pro-European, anti-government protests known as Euro-Maydan, the presidential press service has said.

These are a judge of the Kharkiv Chervonozavodskyy district court, Denys Chudovskyy, who arrested two citizens for 15 days over defiance to police; a judge of the Kiev Obolonskyy district court, Yuliya Shvachach, who arrested a 72-year-old pensioner for two months; and a judge of the Kiev Shevchenkivskyy district court, Dmytro Kravets, who banned MPs from using the office of the Kiev city state administration on 3 December 2013.

Poroshenko also dismissed 83 Crimean judges who breached oath after the peninsula was annexed by Russia.