The Supreme Council of Justice ceased the work of the courts in the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia - in the Crimea and the Donbas, according to the relevant decision, published on the website of the department.

On January 9, the Supreme Council of Justice received a report by the Chairman of the Supreme Court on the termination of work of the courts in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk Regions in connection with "measures to combat terrorism" and with the aim of ensuring the proper transfer of judges to a permanent place of work in other courts of the same level without competition.

36 Ukrainian courts that operated before the occupation in the Crimea ceased to function, as well as 31 courts in the Donetsk region and 17 courts in the Luhansk region that operated in the occupied territories until 2014.

Reference: Russia treacherously attacked the sovereign Ukrainian state in 2014. The Russians, conducted an illegal "referendum" in the Crimea at gunpoint, “receiving” 120% support for annexation, and then they attempted to seize the rest of Ukraine taking advantage of the chaos of the "Russian spring", but were stopped in the Donbas by the strength of volunteers who, with the support of the Ukrainian people, took a stand to defend the country. Now the Russian Federation is trying to keep the occupied Crimea and part of the Donbas under its influence through terror and intimidation. Because of the annexation of the Crimea, the Russian Federation was expelled from the G-8, PACE and made an outcast country.