The Supreme Court of Ukraine has recognized the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky, by which he canceled the appointment of Oleksandr Tupytsky as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine as illegal and unlawful. This is reported by ZN.ua with reference to sources in the Supreme Court.
The court decided that Zelensky's actions on Tupytsky are illegal.
There are no official reports from the Supreme Court regarding this decision yet.
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.
In March, Zelensky extended the removal of Tupytsky for another month.
And already on March 27, Zelensky canceled the decree on the appointment of Oleksandr Tupytsky as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU), which was signed by the former head of state Viktor Yanukovych on May 14, 2013.