Law enforcement officials did not attend the meeting of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption where they were supposed to report to MPs about the investigation of high-profile cases concerning the killings during Maidan.
The Prosecutor General’s Office and the Interior Ministry that are in charge of the investigation did not send a single representative to the parliament.
“This is not disregard for the committee, but disregard for the possibility of a civilized way to conduct the investigation, to exercise parliamentary control and deliver results. In fact, today the two leaders of the law enforcement agencies – the Prosecutor’s Office and the Interior Ministry – spit upon the whole Parliament. Avakov didn’t even bother to send a police officer,” said the Chairman of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption, a member of the “Samopomich” Union faction, Yehor Soboliev.
Once again Soboliev said that the law enforcement’s ignoring the demands of the society for a proper investigation of Maidan cases could have dangerous consequences.
“Security officials are ignoring the Parliament’s work. These people are undermining the very idea of democracy when elected representatives control the work of law enforcement agencies. They make us go back to the street methods,” said Soboliev.
The MP stressed the need to reorganize the work of the Committee in the context of sabotage on the part of law enforcement.