The Supreme Court has unblocked completion of the concession tender for the Kherson seaport by overturning the relevant decision by Kyiv’s Sixth Administrative Appeal Court.

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi announced this on Facebook.

"Today, the Ukrainian Supreme Court canceled the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal’s decision that blocked completion of the concession tender at the Kherson seaport. The decision is final and not subject to appeal. We plan to hold negotiations with the winner as soon as possible with the aim of concluding the concession agreements for the ports of Kherson and Olvia on the same day," Kryklyi wrote on Tuesday evening.

The minister announced at the end of last month that the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure was preparing a concession agreement for the Olvia seaport for signing.

As reported, Kyiv’s Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal decided on February 4 to suspend the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure’s order No. 16 of January 21, 2020, that approved the results of the concession tender for the Kherson commercial seaport. The lawsuit was filed by Kherson Seaport Special Company LLC, which asked the court to declare the decision to prevent the company from participating in the concession tender unlawful and cancel it.

The Ministry of Infrastructure appealed against the court’s decision. According to the ministry, the court’s decision was made without proper assessment of the ministry’s arguments.

The Ministry of Infrastructure succeeded in overturning a court decision that suspended the concession tender for the Kherson seaport in mid-February, but the decision was appealed.