Chairman of Verkhovna Rada: 200 Crimean judges were dismissed due to violation of oath

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, stated on the 18th of July at the final press conference in Kiev that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dismissed 193 judges from annexed Crimea for violation of oath. Two hundred and seventy judges were dismissed during the fourth session, including two judges of the Constitutional Court and also 193 judges from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, also for violation of oath.

The MPs adopted the corresponding resolution on each judge separately and all 193 resolutions were supported by the majority of votes. As previously reported, According to the Ukrainian legislature the High Council of Ukrainian justice decided to initiate criminal proceedings against six Crimean judges who accepted positions in the Russian court system of the annexed Crimea.

The dismissed judges had presided over Bakhchysarai District Court, Dzhankoy District Court, Yevpatoria City Court, Sovetsky District Court and Feodosia City Court. In late January 2016, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko dismissed dozens of judges from annexed Crimea.

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