Court orders Ukrainian Pension Fund to resume pension payment to ex-premier Azarov
Kyiv's Podilsky District Court has ordered the central unified management of the Pension Fund of Ukraine in Kyiv to resolve the issue of pension payment resumption to former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko has said.
Rozenko unveiled an appropriate court order on his Facebook page where he wrote: "I am strongly against such decisions. The position remains unchanged: the former leaders of the Yanukovych regime will not receive pension payments from our country."
According to the deputy prime minister, the Pension Fund has already appealed to the Kyiv Court of Appeal.
"I appeal to the public and media to take this case under special control," Rozenko said.
At the same time, refutation of this information and clarification of the decision passed by Podolsky district court appeared on ‘The judicial power of Ukraine’ portal.
"The proceedings of Podolsky District Court involve an administrative case on Azarov’s claim to the Central United management of the Pension Fund in Kyiv on the recognition of the defendant's actions as illegal. The essence of the claim is the legitimacy of the territorial body of the Pension Fund’s refusal to take claim of Azarov’s representative on the restoration of Azarov’s payment of his pension," the statement says.
The decision of the Podolsky district court dated July 22, 2016 said "management of the Pension Fund of Ukraine is obliged to consider Azarov’s representative claim and decide on the resumption of payment of the pension to M. Azarov."
"Podolsky district court established the illegality of the defendant's failure to adopt the claim on the restoration of the pension consideration. Now the decision of Podolsky district court dated July 22 has been appealed by the defendant, and the case is in the course of proceedings of the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court, which will check the legitimacy of the disputed decision," the message reads.
As reported, on March 10, Rozenko, who occupied the post of Social Policy Minister at that time, said Ukraine wouldn’t not charge and pay the pension to Azarov residing in Russia.