Four Ukrainians with an interest in protecting their local environment came together to form a group. They applied to register their association, under the name “Civic Committee for the Preservation of Wild (Indigenous) Natural Areas in Bereznyaky”.
However, the authorities refused to register their association. The Kiev Department of Justice cited technicalities, effectively preventing the group from properly forming. The group appealed to the national courts, but their request was rejected.
The group had to end their activities and it was dissolved soon afterwards.