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 Newly Elected Opposition Deputy Leaves Ukraine Due to Pressure from Authorities

The newly-elected member of parliament of the 7th convocation, Batkivschyna’s Iryna Kupreychyk (district #162) was forced to leave Ukraine under pressure from the authorities.

This was announced by the deputy head of the BatkivschynaSumy oblast electoral HQ Mykola Klochko, adding that theinformation was received by phone from Kupreychyk, reportsLiga.

According to him,Kupreychyk had been invited to a meeting with the heads of districtstate administrations of Sumy oblast after the elections victory.During the conversation officials allegedly hinted that theopposition deputy should "think about joining the majority in thenew parliament which will allow her to help herconstituents."

The officials alsoindirectly promised that in case of non-agreement the company NivaAgrotech led by Kupreychyk may stay without "room fordevelopment."

Batkivschyna alsostates that the opposition will try to convince the head of SumyOblast State Administration Yuriy Chmyr that these methods ofpressure by officials on a woman and a deputy are not acceptable,reminding that the governor congratulated Kupreychyk on hervictory.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n224681