This is stated in a decision of the Specialized Higher Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases of July 29, Censor.NET reports citing Nashi Hroshi.
Thus, the court upheld the decision by the Irpin City Court of Oct. 17, 2014 and the Appeal Court of Kyiv region of Feb. 6.
Under these decisions Ihor Kaletnik's family is deprived of 14.04 ha of forest. It has been established these plots were illegally seized from the forest fund and given for residential and public development.
These judgments were blocked in April by a complaint of Vasyl Kirhan, Kaletnik's grandfather, the legal owner of the land.
Bucha city council allotted the land in 2006 - 2012 to local citizens in plots of 10 ares. As established by journalists, some people consciously participated in the fraud and received $100 each. And some did not even know they had been given plots.
Later on, these plots were purchased and combined. The new owners surrounded the perimeter by an 8-meter fence. At the same time, Kaletnik's grandfather lives in the Vinnytsia region and claims to journalists he remembers nothing of the land.
Kirhan's appeal was supported by the Ukrainian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, the private university "Ukrainian Humanitarian Institute," Bucha Glass Container Plant SE, Meliorator JSC and others.
They did not agree with the court on annulling a decision by the Bucha city council to classify the lands served by the Bucha forestry organization as those for residential and public development.
The court did not satisfy their claims stating its decision concerned only the controversial 14.04 ha and not any other plots.