OREANDA-NEWS. The Constitutional Court of Ukraine stated that President of the country Volodymyr Zelensky went beyond his powers by signing a decree to remove the head of the Court, Oleksandr Tupytsky, from office for two months.

This happened the day before due to suspicions against Tupytsky of bribing a witness and giving deliberately false testimony. At the same time, it was emphasized that this is not dismissal and the taken measure is temporary.

“From a constitutional point of view, the decree of the President of Ukraine is legally null and void, and it cannot be enforced, since it was issued by the President of Ukraine in excess of his constitutional powers,” the commentary published on the Constitutional Court’s website reads. The Court also pointed out that the fact that a judge was appointed by the President does not give the latter the authority to remove him from the office. Thus, the Court believes that Tupytsky should continue to work.