Faction «Association «Samopomoc» will vote in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has not yet put to a vote the question of giving consent to the criminal prosecution of people’s Deputy Vadim Novinsky («Opposition block»).
This was stated by people’s Deputy of Ukraine Egor Sobolev, speaking at a meeting of the Parliament.
He stressed that the faction «Samopomich» considers «unacceptable and shameful delaying the decision of Parliament on the criminal prosecution of MP novynsky».
«If there are doubts about the work of the GPU in the quality of their investigations — these are the signatures for the resignation of Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, and anyone can Express their position in order to have an effective attorney General,» — said Sobolev.
At the same time, he stressed that it was unacceptable «under the guise of the shortcomings of the Prosecutor General… to do the mutual guarantee, to cover a member of Parliament from the investigation. It’s a shame for the Parliament».
Sobolev said that the faction «Samopomich» will not take part in the parliamentary vote until it won’t be put to the vote the question on bringing to criminal liability of Vadim Novinsky».
After this statement, all members of the faction left the session hall.
As reported, on 3 November, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko stated about the preparation of the submission to the Verkhovna Rada of consent on criminal prosecution of the Deputy Novinsky. The submission States that the Prosecutor General’s office suspects Novinsky, abuse of power and official authority at illegal deprivation of liberty for a period of 179 days personal assistant of the former Primate of the UOC (MP) Volodymyr, namely, Archbishop Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevsky Alexander drabinko.
November 16 at a meeting of the regulatory Committee Lutsenko has asked the Verkhovna Rada to give permission for attracting Novinsky to trial on suspicion of involvement in unlawful deprivation of liberty society. However, the regulation Committee postponed a decision on the conclusion about consent on bringing to criminal liability Novinsky, citing the need for more information from the attorney General concerning the submission. Lutsenko said that the decision of the Committee of «specific» and said the deliberate delay of consideration of this issue.
According to the VR Regulations, the Parliament can not consider the issue without the Committee’s decision.
«Samopomich» Union faction left the session hall of the Rada needs to vote the question on Novinsky 17.11.2016