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 Lutsenko reads indictment to Novynskyi during Rada session

The head of the Prosecutor General's Office has published testimonies of witnesses that prove Novynskyi's involvement in the attempt of pushing aside Metropolitan Volodymyr.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko has read out the indictment to Opposition Bloc Vadym Novynskyi, Censor.NET reports.

The head of the PGO took the rostrum and reiterated available evidence of Novynskyi's involvement in Viktor Yanukovych's attempts to push aside late Metropolitan of Ukraine's Orthodox Church Volodymyr.

Lutsenko said these accusations were confirmed by testimony of witnesses.

Read more: Removal of Novynskyi's parliamentary immunity to be considered Dec. 8, - Speaker Parubii

The prosecutor general demonstrated personal e-mails of the metropolitan, who was trying to prevent the power grab within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by people linked to Yanukovych.

Lutsenko named several dozens of witnesses to the case, including former Presidents Kuchma and Yushchenko, and other politicians.

Novynskyi is charged with illegal confinement of Metropolitan Volodymyr's secretary Oleksandr Drabynko.

After the indictment was read, Rada speaker Parubii invited MP Novynskyi to the rostrum.
   
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