CC JUDGE Tupytsky “sees nothing surprising” in owning land plot in Russian-occupied Crimea

The official claimed he did not know how to properly report the plot in Koreiz.Photo from UNIAN, by Viacheslav RatynskyPhoto from UNIAN, by Viacheslav Ratynsky

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) Oleksandr Tupytsky says he sees nothing surprising in the fact that in 2018, he became the owner of a land plot in the village of Koreiz in Russian-occupied Crimea, drawing up a contract of acquisition under Russian law.

He made the comment at a briefing in Kyiv on October 30, as reported by an UNIAN correspondent.

Asked whether he saw anything surprising in the fact that a CCU Chairman owns land in Crimea, registered under the legislation of the occupying state, Tupytsky replied: “No, I don’t!”

When journalists stressed that Tupytsky acted under Russian occupation law when drawing up the contract, he asked, “What was I to do?”

Journalists tried to ask a few more questions about Tupytsky’s land plot, but he left the briefing site.

Earlier, Tupytsky said at the briefing that he had not declared the plot in the occupied Crimea because he didn’t know how to properly do it.

He assured that his “only fault” was that he had not asked the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) to explain how to resolve the issue.

On October 28, journalists with the Skhemy (Schemes) program reported that Tupytsky in 2018 became the owner of a land plot in Koreiz, drawing up a contract under Russian law, but failed to reflect this in his assets declaration.

It was reported earlier that Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk also hid the fact of sale by his wife in 2017 of the land plot worth RUB 900,000 in the occupied Sevastopol according to the legislation of the occupying state, with the payment of duty to the budget, which was not specified it in the declaration.

(c)UNIAN 2020


  1. In 2018, Tupytsky became an owner of a land plot in the occupied Crimea, having fixed the deal under Russian law, thus allegedly recognizing Russian sovereignty over the occupied peninsula.

    Enough reason for transfer to Mordor.

  2. According to preliminary reports, the CCU chief in July 2018 conspired with other persons to arbitrarily occupy a land plot, not allocated to him in accordance with the procedure established by Ukrainian legislation, and entered into a deal, which recognized the powers of Russian authorities to file records on the alienation of the Ukrainian land plot and classify it as falling under the Russian jurisdiction.

    Thus, the SBI claims, he could have committed an act to the detriment of sovereignty, territorial integrity, state and economic security of Ukraine, qualified under Article 197-1 Part 2 (unauthorized occupation of a land plot and unauthorized construction) and part 1 of Article 111 (state treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

    The top judge is facing 12 to 15 years in prison if his guilt is proved in court.

    This gentleman declared corruption in Ukraine legal.

  3. CC head says he will not come for interrogation to SBI.

    Head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CC) Oleksandr Tupytsky has said that he will not appear for questioning at the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) on the summons received on Friday morning.

    “I ask you not to be surprised that I will not appear for interrogation. Why? In fact, a suspicion notice has been made public in my address. What kind of witness am I after that?” Tupytsky said at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday.

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