Yehor Soboliev: Parliament must show that we do not cover anyone

Despite the fact that the Verkhovna Rada Regulatory Committee did not support the removal of parliamentary immunity from either Yevhen Deidei or Oles Dovhyi, the Parliament must adopt these decisions and give law enforcement officers the opportunity to carry out their duties in full. Such an opinion is expressed by Samopomich MP Yehor Soboliev.

He states, “I believe the most important task of the Parliament next week, before the break in the voting, is to show the society that we are not covering anyone, that we are interested in the priority investigation of the crimes committed by people’s deputies. In my opinion, in this case, just like in the case of Kliuyev, Novynskyi and other parliamentarians, we must give consent to bringing to justice all MPs whose activities the Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, and the Prosecutor General’s Office want to investigate.”

In addition, the society itself can help MPs make a fair decision.

He emphasizes, “I think once there is a lot of people’s attention to this issue, we will be able to push this decision through. Do you remember when the judges who fell under lustration were supposed to be dismissed, but there were not enough votes? When people became aware of this and started expressing their indignation, miraculously this made more MPs appear in the parliament and vote. As a result, all those judges were dismissed. I guess we will have to fight this time as well, but I am confident that this decision will be adopted once there is the control of the society.”

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