Chairman of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine (NAPC) Oleksandr Novikov filed to the court two protocols on administrative violation toward former chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Oleksandr Tupytsky. The NAPC reported that on Facebook.
“NAPC Head Oleksandr Novikov filed to Holosiivsky district court of Kyiv two protocols on administrative violation of Oleksandr Tupytsky who occupied the position of the chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine until December 29, 2020,” the message said.
The mentioned protocols concern the signs of the conflict of interests during the adoption of the decision of the Constitutional Court on the unconstitutionality of e-declaration and toward intentional non-provision of Tupytsky's parcel situated in Crimea.
The responsibility for these violations is provided due to the articles on violation of the demand of the financial control and violation of the demands on prevention and settlement of the conflict of interests.
Currently, the NAPC expects from the court the notification on time and date of court sessions.
On December 28, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine sent President Volodymyr Zelensky an appeal, asking him to temporarily remove Head of Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky from his office.
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.
Finally, on December 29, Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree that suspends Oleksandr Tupytsky from the office for two months.
On January 19, the State Investigation Bureau served charges to Oleksandr Tupytsky. He is incriminated in the commitment of the crimes against justice (intentional misinterpretation united with the artificial creation of evidence for the defense, witness tampering for refusal to testify).
On February 26, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky removed from office for another month the head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tupytsky.