President's Administration to sue Council of Judges Head over pressure

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ryaboshapka refused to answer the question
17:43, 21 June 2019

Ruslan Ryaboshapka, the Deputy Head of President’s Administration
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The administration intends to appeal to the court against the Head of Council of the Judges Oleh Tkachuk accused of putting pressure on the judges, as Deputy Head of the establishment Ruslan Ryaboshapka informed Ukrainian News.

He said that Tkachuk’s statement on pressuring the officials of the Administration of the judges and Council of Judges contains false information.

“It is complete nonsense (accusations of pressuring the judges)! We are not idiots to call the judges… This reflects the level of the development of one of the members of Council of Judges (Tkachuk, - ed.), no more,” Deputy Minister of the Administration said.

According to him, this statement is an answer of some people interested in the judicial system to Zelensky’s initiative to reconsider the results of the judicial reform.

Ryaboshapka also informed that he met with Deputy Head of Council of Judges Vadym Butenko with an aim to discuss a judicial reform and to include him to the composition of the working group on reformation of the judicial system.

“Tkachuk has to be responsible for his words. For this lie, which he spreads against the President and his team. He will be responsible for that. Before the court, of course,” he said.

At the same time, Ryaboshapka refused to answer the question of whether he supports Tkachuk’s resignation from the post of the Head of Council of Judges.

Earlier, the Chairman of Council of Judges, the Judge of the Supreme Court Oleh Tkachuk said that the representatives of the Presidential Administration are trying to put pressure on the Council of Judges of Ukraine on the eve of the election of the candidates to the Constitutional Court and High Judicial Selection Commission.

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