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Court suspends Chernihiv mayor for one year

He was also fined 6,800 hryvnyas.

Court suspends Chernihiv mayor for one year
Photo: Facebook/Vladyslav Atroshenko

Lviv's Yavorivskyy district court found Chernihiv mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko guilty of committing actions in conditions of conflict of interest and deprived him of the right to hold the post of mayor for a year, the National Agency for Preventing Corruption has said.

The court also fined him UAH 6,800. Atroshenko is charged under Article 172-7 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences.

The relevant decision was made by the court at a meeting on Wednesday, 7 December.

It should be noted that according to the court decision, in August 2022, Atroshenko ordered his driver to take his wife's Tesla Model X car abroad. The official acted in conditions of conflict of interest, as the driver provides transport services to the mayor exclusively within the scope of his official duties.

In September, the NAPC drew up a protocol on the conflict of interest of the Chernihiv mayor under Part 1, 2 of Article 172-7 of the Administrative Offences Code concerning violation of the requirements for the prevention and settlement of conflicts of interest.

Atroshenko's relations with the central authorities have been rather strained, particularly after Chernihiv was badly battered by Russian fire at the start of the full-scale invasion.

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