The chairman of the CCU acquired a land plot in Crimea after its occupation

October 29, 2020

The chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tupytskyy, acquired a land plot in the occupied Crimea in 2018, having drawn up a sale and purchase agreement under Russian law, although the judge has no right to enter into any relationship with the occupying authorities. This is reported by the Schemes TV program.

“Oleksandr Tupytskyy, even before the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, owned the estate and the land under it in Koreiz near Yalta. The Unified State Register of Real Estate of the Russian Federation proves this to be true”,- the message said.

However, as explained by the lawyer Roman Maselko, the judge has no right to enter into any relationship with the occupation authorities. After all, there is Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and the Legal Regime in the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”, and he, as a representative of the judiciary, must adhere to the position that these bodies are illegal and buying some property there means recognizing their legitimacy.

In addition, Tupytskyy did not reflect information about the purchase in his declaration of property and income, hiding his crime.