In particular, Poroshenko has dismissed Rodion Kireiev, a judge of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv, who, the High Council of Justice believes, unreasonably changed the preventive measure against the former Prime Minister Yuliia Tymoshenko from recognizance not to leave the place to detention, resulting in an arbitrary and unlawful deprivation of her liberty. These actions of judge Kireiev led to the violation of the fundamental right to freedom and served as the basis for a decision by the European Court against Ukraine, which affected the authority of the judiciary and the state of Ukraine. This decision caused considerable public outcry. The Higher Qualification Commission of Judges received more than 800 complaints from citizens.
Olena Vasilieva, a judge of Chervonozavodskyi district court of Kharkiv, has been discharged through administrative responsibility rulings against the participants of a rally held on Feb. 19, 2014 in Kharkiv. Maidan activists Holubiev and Vorontsov, who took part in blocking the gates of the Academy of Interior Troops, were sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest each.
Vitalii Litvinov has been dismissed as a judge of the Obolon district court of Kyiv for an unjustified decision against Maidan activists in January 2014.
Judge of the Leninskyi district court of Luhansk Oleksii Zolotariov has also been relieved from office. In February 2013, his illegal decisions regarding the ownership of pipelines in the territory of the Luhansk region led to their partial dismantling, causing damage to reclamation system.
The proposals for dismissal of judges were forwarded to the president by the High Council of Justice upon the results of checks carried out in accordance with the law on restoring confidence in the judicial system of Ukraine.