In response to the inquiry of the Ukrainian Pravda the court informed that the apartment was given to Shyroian on December 24, 2012.
The apartment was purchased by the court from Kyivmiskbud in August of last year. For 8 apartments the court paid 6.5 million hryvnia, i.e. the average price of the apartment is about 800 thousand hryvnia.
Lutsenko's lawyers filed a cassation to the Supreme Special Court in August, but the date of the case has not yet been appointed.
First, the court had no premises to study the classified volume regarding the case, then it took several months for the judges to obtain clearance.
On January 3 Pecherskyy court finally handed the classified volume to the SSCU. However, on the same day judge Shyroian went on sick leave which on February 2 was prolonged for another 20 days.
That is, until February 22, the judge did not come to work. On January 15 a repeated automatic selection of the judge was conducted but on January 17 the results were cancelled. As stated in the court response, the results were canceled due to a short period of time that judge Shyroian was on sick leave.
However, according to the Ukrainian Pravda, the automatic distribution was canceled, as the case went to Deputy Chief Judge Mikhaylo Vilgushynskyy - the same judge who made the decision in summer on the illegality of the charges against Leonid Kuchma.