Oleh Bereziuk, chairman of the Samopomich Union faction, notes that the road to the abolition of immunity, which can last for one or two years (and this is stipulated by the procedure for considering the two bills – both the deputy one and the presidential one), has just begun
“By voting for directing the bills on immunity to the Constitutional Court we are only launching this process. But in this hall there are people are that must be punished for destroying the Ukrainian state and robbing it for the last 20 years. Yet today’s voting poses no threat for them; they will personally vote for it.
At the same time, there is a law #5487 in the parliament, which in case it were adopted with 226 votes, could immediately limit the immunity of deputies,” said Oleh Bereziuk.
The Samopomich faction appeals to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada with a demand to immediately put on the agenda and submit to vote the bill #5487 in order to “to start a real fight with the colony in the heads of Ukrainian parliamentarians and officials and show how ready the parliament is to sacrifice their interests for the greater good.”
Oleh Bereziuk notes that what is happening in the parliament now is yet another example of “postcolonial” fraud, since today’s voting will not result in disappearance of immunity. “Moreover, it is not only a colony, but a tsarist state. Because it’s seems like we have to wait for the “tsar” to bring to the parliament the law that the Rada will approve. The parliament is too weak to vote for its own law and get rid of the immunity, as it has long promised. Maybe the “tsar” should bring to the parliament a law “On the President of Ukraine” having provisions on his own impeachment? That would be very logical.”
We shall add that according to the results of the vote the parliament supported the decision to direct to the Constitutional Court both bills on amending the Constitution regarding the abolition of deputy immunity – the MPs’ bill and the President’s one.