Samopomich MPs, together with their colleagues from other factions and non-factional deputies, have blocked the Verkhovna Rada’s rostrum, demanding adoption of three important decisions in the last day of voting. These are the removal of immunity from Mykhailo Dobkin, restriction of parliamentary immunity, and formation of the Anti-Corruption Court.
As noted by Samopomich MP Yehor Soboliev, unfortunately such a position did not find support of either the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction, of People’s Front and the Opposition bloc. “Today in the morning we peacefully gathered everybody – all heads of the factions, as well as the Speaker and the Prime Minister – and expressed our constructive position.
Outside the parliament building there are people who are outraged by the fact that most of the deputies are covering other officials from law and justice.”
Moreover, Yehor Soboliev says, today the agenda of the parliamentary majority consists of “carving up” the budget, splitting the money of taxpayers. They also want to attack the Anti-Corruption Bureau – to appoint a dependent auditor in order to fire director Artem Sytnyk eventually. And the third decision is to pass a law that will make the Constitutional Court even more dependent. This institution is already very much controlled by corrupt officials – yet they want to make this control even stronger. We are against this; therefore we have resorted to such a step as blocking the rostrum in order to attract the attention of society and to prevent the parliament from voting for such things,” the MP notes.