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 "I ordered inquiry into yesterday's incident in Rada," - Speaker Parubii

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andrii Parubii says he ordered a probe into the incident in the Verkovna Rada on March 15.

He said this as he opened today's morning session of the parliament, Censor.NET reports.

"Yesterday, some incidents took place in the parliament as I was attending an NSDC meeting. I want to say that all the incidents will be examined. I have ordered an inquiry. Upon its results, I will inform the heads of factions and deputies.

"I held two meetings with the faction leaders and a meeting with the heads of committees, and we agreed that today the Ukrainian parliament should demonstrate high-quality and consistent work to the society. I urge everyone to ensure a consolidated work. I will not allow confrontations in the parliament, the parliament should work and make decisions," Parubii said.

See more: Rada session closed after request to hear representatives of police and National Guard. VIDEO+PHOTOS

During the morning session of the parliament on March 15, three factions (Petro Poroshenko Bloc, People's Front and Radical Party) came forward with a proposal to allow police officers involved in the incident at a Sloviansk checkpoint with independent MP Volodymyr Parasiuk to describe the situation. As a result, the meeting was closed. Deputy Speaker Oksana Syroid said: "We cannot allow a coup" and "Law enforcers have no right to come to the place where parliamentary debates are being held." In turn, the People's Front faction said it would initiate the removal of parliamentary immunity from Parasiuk and Samopomich deputies who "destroy our country with their irresponsible actions." Samopomich MP Yehor Soboliev said national roundtable talks with the participation of the president should be held.
   
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