The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine authorized the arrest of Vovk, Tsarevych, and Kitsiuk last week. An arrest warrant was issued at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, which is carrying out criminal investigations against these judges. Their actions are qualified under Part 2 of the Article 375 (perversion of justice) of the Criminal Code. President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Yaroslav Romaniuk gave consent to their arrest on March 2.
However, Holosiivskyi district court of Kyiv has already refused to arrest Vovk. At the same time he could not be ousted as he is currently on leave for child care. The court action against Tsarevych and Kitsiuk are still under way.