On January 21, 2021, the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal in Kyiv dismissed the claim of Andrey Yurash, who continues to try to challenge the results of the competition for filling the position of the head of the State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience. The corresponding court decision was published in the Unified State Register on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, informs UOJ.
Yurash appealed to the Court of Appeal, intending to challenge the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kiev, which did not satisfy his claim with the requirement to declare illegal and cancel the order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the appointment of Olena Bohdan as the head of the State Service for Ethnopolitics on October 7, 2020.
The appellate instance, having considered Yurash’s complaint, concluded that “the plaintiff did not provide any evidence of a violation of the conditions or procedure for holding the competition for the position of the Head of the State Ethnopoly Policy, which could significantly affect its results”.
Pointing at the groundlessness of the arguments and allegations provided by the plaintiff, “which were refuted during the trial”, as well as “evaluating the evidence in the case”, the Sixth Court of Appeal recognized the conclusions of the first instance court “on the absence of legal grounds for satisfying the claim” as correct.
Andrey Yurash, an official in the religious sphere of the times of ex-President Poroshenko, is considered to be one of the “fathers of the tomos for the OCU.” He applied for the post of head of the State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience, but lost, as he put it, “because of the order of Putin and the Moscow Patriarchate”.