Comments by Andrii Mashchenko to radio "Voice of the Capital" on the lawfulness of detention of the Russian tanker NEYMA/NIKA SPIRIT by the Security Service of Ukraine and the Military Prosecutor's Office:
In Mariupol, on July 17, 2019, the Forum of port cities "The Future by the Sea" was held. The forum was organized by the Mariupol City Council. The forum was attended by representatives of the city councils of Odessa and Chernomorsk.
The forum was organized by the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and the Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) on the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Embassy of Ukraine in Italian Republic.
During the event, Mr. Ambassador presented an investment attractive section of the economy of Chile. There was an informal conversation with Mr Julio Bravo Yubini, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Poland and Ukraine, and Enrique Carrasco, Director of ProChile in Poland.
Andrii Mashchenko (director of MBLS law firm) took part in consideration of the case in the District Administrative Court of Kyiv. The court considers the claim of the Association "Marine Chamber of Ukraine" to the State Service of the Sea and River Transport of Ukraine (Maritime Administration) and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. The claimant requests to: recognize as illegal the Maritime Administration’s actions which held a competition for the placement of as they sad "vacant" posts of captains of seaports of Ukraine; and to oblige the Ministry of Infrastructure to refrain from appointing to posts the winners of mentioned competitions.
A discussion on the legality of actions of created in 2017 and started its work in 2018 Maritime Administration subordinate of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has been taking place at Ukrinform - information agency.