Ukrainian parliament strips Rozenblat, Poliakov, Dovhy of deputy immunity

Ukrainian parliament strips Rozenblat, Poliakov, Dovhy of deputy immunity

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has supported a motion submitted by the Prosecutor General's Office on stripping MP Boryslav Rozenblat of deputy immunity.

A total of 296 lawmakers voted for such a decision on July 11, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. 

As reported, on June 21, the prosecutor general tabled in the Verkhovna Rada a motion on granting consent to the prosecution, detention and arrest of two MPs - Maksym Poliakov and Boryslav Rozenblat. 

Last week, the parliament's committee on rules of procedure considered these motions and decided that the motion on Poliakov was not well-grounded and that the motion on Rozenblat was well-founded.

On June 19, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained seven people suspected of involvement in extortion and gaining unlawful benefits with the assistance of a foreign company in amber mining in Ukraine. According to investigators, Poliakov and Rozenblat, in order to obtain unlawful benefits, submitted bills to the Verkhovna Rada regarding the production of amber in the interests of a non-resident company. The deputies deny the charges. NABU reported that the total amount of a bribe exceeded 300,000 U.S. dollars.

Earlier, the parliament gave consent to the prosecution of Poliakov, but refused to agree to his detention and arrest.

In addition, lawmakers supported a motion by the Prosecutor General's Office on stripping former Kyiv City Council Secretary Oles Dovhy of deputy immunity.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: