The public protests against the mindless "distribution of positions " in the State Service of Ukraine on issues of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre

The State service of Ukraine on issues of geodesy, cartography and cadastre appointed Roman Stepanovych Mygal’ to the post of first Deputy of Ukraine State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre in the Lviv region. The public was outraged by the appointment of "man of Yanukovych", which has been repeatedly suspected in criminal schemes of allocation of land plots.

Representatives of NGO "Community Development"(“Rozvytok Hromady”), SF "Afghans’ka Sotnia"( "Afghan hundred"), GF "Rabiv do Rayu ne Puskajut" ("Slaves are not allowed to paradise"), "Spilka Sotsialnogo Zahystu Biytsiv ATO i Simej Zahyblyh"( "Union of Social Security of ATO soldiers and families of the victims"), "Narodna Samooborona Lvivshchyny"( "People's Self-Defence of Lviv"), "Varta 1"( "Guard 1"), "Varta 700"( "Guard 700"), NGO "Samooborona Lvivskogo Euromaidanu"( "Lviv Eromaidan Self-Defense"), NGO "Economichnyi Bojkotnyi Ruch"( "Economic boycott movement"), NGO "Priorytet Prava" ("Priority of rights") and others on 18 August, came to a peaceful picket under the walls of the Lviv Regional State Administration.

"Yesterday we were informed that Mr. Mygal will be appointed to one of the senior positions. For this purpose we will not tolerate. More than a year with this man is held a war of communities who can't legally obtain their land. There are complaints of the residents of Pustomytiv district, to which Mr. Mygal not responding... We cannot allow the person who worked under Yanukovych, to be appointed to high positions," said members of the public.

It should be noted that on January 29 deputies of Pustomytiv district Council by a majority of votes expressed distrust to the head of the State Service of Ukraine on issues of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre to Roman Mygal. Also the activities of the chief of the State Service of Ukraine on issues of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre in Pustomytiv district were checked by the Security Service of Ukraine on the initiative of the Lviv Regional State Administration. Residents of the area have repeatedly talked about the violations in land issues in the village Rakovets Pustomytiv district, 37 residents over five years are trying to get the state acts on the earth.

Peaceful protesters, who demanded to cancel the appointment of Roman Mygal to the post of first Deputy of the State Service of Ukraine on issues of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre in Lviv region, representatives of the Lviv Regional State Administration invited to the building. In a public institution hosted a meeting of the Board. Representatives of NGOs and Lviv citizens, who joined activists, waged a heated discussion. The public demanded to prevent the appointment of an official of "times of Yanukovych" to a key position to the State Service of Ukraine on issues of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre in Lviv region. In particular, the representative of the "Union of social protection of ATO soldiers and families of the victims" clearly asked everyone present in the session hall, "If people who supported Yanukovych have the rights to hold he positions? Whether we should protect such officials?" Community activists demanded from Roman Mygal to appear on the meeting, but in the Lviv Regional State Administration said that he is absent, while people saw him before on the Board meeting, but he did not plucked up the courage to go out to his fellow citizens and communicate with them openly.

The most active members of the public were invited to a meeting in the main Department of State Land Agency in Lviv region. During the roundtable activists together with the heads of the agencies discussed the issue of providing land to members of the ATO, as well as the controversial appointment of Mygal, which the public suspects the lack of transparency and violation of the law. Officials promised to conduct a workplace investigation regarding the absence of Migal in the workplace. People agreed to meet on Wednesday, August 26 at 11:00, to prepare proposals and to discuss the further plan of actions to resolve the situation.