Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine sent President Volodymyr Zelensky an appeal, asking him to temporarily remove Head of Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky from his office. Press department of the Office of Prosecutor General reported that as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
The Office asks that Tupytsky be removed from the office for two months. Besides, the legal authority sent Tupytsky charge papers, as the judge did not appear at the Office to participate in procedural steps.
"He claimed he could not show up because of family matters, but he never provided any documents on the importance of reasons for failed attendance. The charge paper is being handed over on the day of composition; if it can't be handed in person, it is sent via mail on the same day", the Office's press department reported.
As of now, Oleksandr Tupytsky is suspected of witness tampering and hindering the investigation and the court's activities.
Earlier, President's Envoy in Constitutional Court Fedir Venislavsky claimed that Tupytsky was supposed to show up at the Office of Prosecutor General on Monday, December 28; he was supposed to receive the charge papers there.