Almost 70 deputies refused to put their signatures under an appeal to speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk on deprivation of powers of deputies who were elected from banned pro-Russian parties, they said in response to a request from the Chesno Movement from a people’s deputy from the Servant of the People faction Oleg Dunda, who initiated the collection of signatures
According to Dunda, the Batkivshchyna faction, almost in its entirety, refused to put signatures on the initiative, which provides for putting this issue on the agenda of the next parliamentary session.
The People’s Deputy says that all members of the faction referred to the leader Yulia Tymoshenko, that this was her decision. The only member of the faction who agreed to sign after the New Year holidays is Alena Shkrum.
In addition, representatives of the ruling Servant of the People faction, in particular the chairman of the faction David Arakhamia and his deputies, as well as the deputy speaker of parliament Alexander Kornienko, do not want to deprive people’s and local deputies from parties like the Opposition Platform for Life of Life (OPPLZh) from their powers.
Vladimir Vyatrovich, a representative of European Solidarity, also refused to sign.
Vyatrovich’s direct speech: “The Constitution provides grounds for depriving people’s deputies of their mandate, and appeals will not change this list. But instead of providing sentences in criminal cases or certificates of departure of deputies for permanent residence abroad, the authorities are engaged in cheap imitation. De facto – has created a coalition with the Opposition Platform for Life and with the help of their votes is pushing corruption laws. If the “servants” fought against the deputies of the Opposition Platform for Life, they would be behind bars, and not in leading positions in parliament, like Shufrich. To bring any question to the plenary session, the vote of the representative of the mono-majority at the conciliation council is enough.”
Now there are 96 signatures out of 150 required and the collection continues. The largest percentage of votes as of January 2 was given by the factions “EU” and “Voice”.