President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky removed from office for another month the head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tupytsky. This is stated in the text of the decree No. 79/2021.
"To remove Tupytsky Oleksandr from the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine from February 28, 2021 for a period of one month," the message says.
On December 25, the presidential representative in the Constitutional Court, Fedir Venyslavsky, said that the head of the Court was summoned to the office of the Prosecutor General on December 28 to present a suspicion about the recordings on which they discuss obstruction of the investigation and the activities of the court.
Already on December 29, the President of Ukraine issued a decree "On the dismissal of a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine." But the Court recognized Zelensky's decree on the removal of Tupytsky from the position of chairman unconstitutional. In a statement, representatives of the Court called the decree "worthless", because, in their opinion, Zelensky went beyond his powers as president. In their statement, the representatives of the court added that such actions are subject to criminal liability.