Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko has been actively engaged in the Affairs of the people’s deputies suspected of committing crimes when all supporters of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has received parliamentary immunity either fled the country, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the political scientist, Director of the sociological service «Ukrainian barometer» Victor Nebozhenko.
«The attorney General for the first time in its entire history began to fight crime. When he did this, sitting in jail, we will not consider. Call it his personal contribution to democracy. Then he became head of the GPU, and again he was not to fight crime – there was a need to settle into the new role of the attorney General. And now, when all the supporters of the regime of Yanukovych were elected or fled abroad, Lutsenko took the exposure of people’s deputies-criminals,» – said Nebozhenko.
In his opinion, the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the need to abolish parliamentary immunity have hurt the plans of attorney General.
«To send to the Parliament the submission on the removal of immunity of some MPs is the right logic. Ukrainian society would support this initiative. But then the President suddenly makes a statement about the need to remove immunity from all members. And immediately the MPs stiffened, saying, where is the good? That is, the head of the state, in fact, ran across the head of the GPU the road. Many may argue that the President and attorney General – two friends, so this can not be. But the fact remains. If it was only to remove the immunity of six MPs, the Parliament at least three of them, but would have approved the initiative of the GPU. And so, when there is a danger that without immunity will remain all MPs unanimously took up defensive positions,» – said the analyst.
According to him, the deprivation of immunity is a serious danger that MPs opposing the head of state.
«To remain without parliamentary immunity, when Poroshenko is going to go for a second term, is to expose themselves to the threat of ending up in prison. This conflict between the two initiatives emanating from a single center. And of course, the people’s representatives even at the level of the regulatory Committee does not give offense to his friends-accomplices. They are afraid that after going and others. They are not afraid of prosecution of the attorney General, it is always possible to pay off. But for the people who are against Poroshenko, the deprivation of immunity is a tragedy,» summed up Nebozhenko.
19 Jun 2017 head of the Specialized anti-corruption prosecutors Nazar Golodnitsky signed idea of removal of inviolability from the people’s Deputy group «people’s Will» Oles Dovgy in connection with the case of allocation of land in Kiev in the period 2007-2009.
June 21, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko sent to the Verkhovna Rada a view to depriving long immunity.
By Dovgy has asked the regulatory Committee to approve the lifting of his parliamentary immunity. In Committee on 4 July, found that the submission of the Prosecutor General on the withdrawal of the parliamentary immunity of MP «contains significant shortcomings».
The Prosecutor General’s office accuses the people’s Deputy from «popular front» Evgeny Deydey in illicit enrichment in the amount of almost UAH 5 million.
In the successful conclusion of the regulatory Committee of the Council noted that the submission of Lutsenko to the involvement of the Dade criminal liability is «insufficiently motivated, unfounded and does not contain a sufficient number of concrete facts.» The attorney General said that the decision of the regulatory Committee was prepared in advance and is a «shameful cover-up» deputies of his colleagues.
July 5, routine BP Committee acknowledged the submission of the Prosecutor General to bring to ugolovnoi responsibility of the people’s Deputy from the Radical party Andrei Lozovoy not justified. According to Lutsenko, the MP has not paid taxes nearly 1.85 million UAH and made the Declaration of false data.
Lozovoy said that the General Prosecutor’s office for bringing him to criminal responsibility is a revenge of the Radical party from Lutsenko.
GPU requests to remove the immunity of these MPs:
- Andrey Lozovoy (faction of the Radical party);
- Oles Dovgy (parliamentary group «people’s Will»);
- Evgeny Deydey (fraction «popular front»);
- Maxim Polyakov (fraction «popular front»);
- Boryslav Rozenblat (the bloc of Petro Poroshenko);
- Mykhailo Dobkin (the Opposition bloc faction).
Nebozhenko: MPs, even at the level of the regulatory Committee does not give offense to his friends-accomplices 06.07.2017