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MP Kyva’s degree of Candidate of Sciences not revoked, since never conferred

24.11.2021, 13:05
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The Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science did not revoke the degree of Candidate of Sciences of the MP from the "Opposition Platform - For Life" Ilya Kyva, because it had been never conferred to him, as the Ministry’s officials told Radio Liberty.

"As of November 23, 2021, no degree of Candidate of Sciences in Public Administration has been conferred to Kyva Ilya Volodymyrovych," the reply to request forinformation said.

Earlier this month, Mr Kyva claimed he had been stripped of his degree and called it to be formal grounds for discreditation.

In June 2021, the Ministry of Education and Science announced that they were verifying the documents on conferring of the degree of Candidate of Sciences to the Illya Kyva.

On April 26, 2021, Ilya Kyva defended his thesis on "Mechanisms of Civil Society Influence on State Regulation of Law Enforcement (based on the examples of the EU and Ukraine)" at the Institute of Personnel Training of the State Employment Service. 13 members of the commission voted unanimously in favor. At the same time, several journalists reported about obstruction of their work during the thesis defense.

Several journalists were not allowed to attend the defence of the thesis, namely, journalist for the project Danylo Mokryk, journalists of Channel 24, Ukrayinska Pravda and Channel 5. They argued that the denial of access was due to the fact these journalists were not on the list of accreditation. At the same time, 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK, and the Pershy Nezalezhnyy could attend the event.

In addition, the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights opened proceedings for failure to provide the journalist Danylo Mokryk with a recording of a meeting on the defense of Ilya Kiva's dissertation by the Institute for Training of the State Employment Service. 

As IMI reported, the State Bureau of Investigation started proceedings over the case of obstruction to professional activities after the complaint filed by the journalist Danylo Mokryk, as he said on 7 of June.

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