Court in Ukraine bans activities of Opposition Platform - For Life party
MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The Eighth Appellate Administrative Court in Lviv, Ukraine, has banned the activities of the Opposition Platform - For Life political party, the Ukrainian Justice Ministry said on Monday.
"The court banned the activities of the Opposition Platform - For Life political party. The Eighth Appellate Administrative Court granted the relevant lawsuit of the Justice Ministry," the ministry said on a social network.
According to the Justice Ministry, the court ruled that the ownership of all property, funds and other assets of the party must be transferred to the state. "It also applies to regional, city and district branches of the aforementioned party, as well as its initial organization and other structural entities," the ministry said.
Overall, a first-instance court has made a decision to ban the activities of the ten political parties which are pro-Russian and whose activities aim to undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine, including Opposition Bloc, Socialists, Nashi, Derzhava, Volodymyz Saldo Bloc, Justice and Development, the Socialist Party of Ukraine, Left Opposition, and Party of Shariy, it said.
Parliamentarian Viktor Medvedchuk is one of the leaders of Opposition Platform - For Life; he was charged with high treason and attempting to pillage national resources in Ukraine. He is currently under arrest.