Translated by Ollie Richardson
The Poltava district court recognized the legitimacy of the DPR, having obliged the Ukrainian registering body to recognize a document issued in the People’s Republic.
The decision of the Oktyabrskaya district court of the city of Poltava was passed on June 16th, 2016, but it was widely publicized only yesterday.
The Ukrainian lawyer Andrey Portnov reported about the sensational judgment on his page on a social network, referring to the United state register of judgments.
As follows from the judgment, in May, 2016, a woman who asked to establish the fact of the death of her brother in Donetsk so that she could receive the death certificate appealed to court.
The court established that the declarant’s brother really did die in Donetsk, recognized the certificate on death, “”issued by the Kirov Department of the registry of civil status of the Donetsk State Registration Chamber of the Ministry of Justice of the Donetsk People’s Republic”, and obliged the central department of the State civil registration of Poltava to carry out the State registration of death.
It should be noted that it is not the only case of recognition by the Ukrainian court of documents of the DPR, and consequently the legitimacy of the authorities of the People’s Republics of Donbass.
In March of this year, during a press conference in Kiev, the Ukrainian political scientist and Director of the Center of Political Marketing Vasily Stoyakin, without going into details, spoke about the decision of the Zarechny regional court of Sumy, “in which it follows that the DPR and LPR are not terrorist organizations”.
“Gentlemen: who are terrorists? Show me the document accepted in parliament where it is written that the DPR and LPR, and also their Armed Forces are terrorist organizations. There is no such law. We have a resolution on the adoption of an appeal, in which it is written that these are terrorist organizations. But it is necessary to have a conscience!” said Stoyakin at the time.
As a reminder, the label of “terrorists” concerning the DPR and LPR practiced by the Kiev authorities has a purely political and propaganda character, and prevents a settlement of the civil war in Ukraine.
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