Former head of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court put on international wanted list

Former head of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court put on international wanted list

On May 27, 2022, Podilskyi District Court in the city of Kyiv sustained a motion by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office to put former Head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Oleksandr Tupytskyi, who had been accused of committing a number of criminal offences, on the international wanted list.

The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The motion was filed by prosecutors, as the accused had been continuously evading court hearings. On March 17, 2022, without no legal grounds for leaving Ukraine under martial law, having violated the legally established procedure and having avoided the border and customs control procedures, the accused crossed the state border of Ukraine at Zakarpattia Region’s Kosyno border checkpoint, and now he is staying within the territory of the Republic of Austria. These circumstances are the subject of a pre-trial investigation in a separate proceeding,” the report states.

According to the investigators, in October 2018, acting for selfish motives, in his personal interests and the interests of his acquaintance – the former head of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, – Tupytskyi bribed a witness to make them refuse from giving evidence or give false evidence in the criminal proceeding related to the illegal seizure of the property assets of Zuivskyi Energy and Mechanical Plant CJSC.

In 2018-2019, the accused repeatedly provided false statements in this proceeding at the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office.

The pre-trial investigation was conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation.


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