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Supreme Court OKs dismissal of judges in Maydan cases

The protracted dispute over the legality of dismissal of judges drew to an end.

The Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of judges that have tried euromaidan activists, the lawyer for Automaydan, a civil activism group, Roman Maselko wrote on Facebook on 13 July.

"The Supreme Court, having considered the cases of Chala, Shvachach and Marcinkiewicz, has decided that the Supreme Council of Justice was correct to conclude that these judges have acted in violation of their oath, and hence the earlier ruling of the High Administrative Court that overturned the conclusions of the Ukrainian Council of Justice was illegal," that lawyer wrote.

This means that some judges, including the judges of the Shevchenko District Court of Kyiv Natalya Hrynkovska and Svitlana Haiduk, who warranted in December 2013 the arrest of anti-Yanukovych protesters, will be fired after all.