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 Oppositionist Shkil Left Ukraine and Plans to Seek Asylum in Czech Republic. His Property Seized

Oppositionist Andrii Shkil who did not get into the parliament by Batkivshchyna’s list and lost his previous parliamentary immunity is now in the Czech Republic and does not rule out that he will ask for political asylum.

ZN.UA reports "Everything depends on Ukraine. If the events unfold as they were, I do not rule out this possibility," he told reporters when asked about the possibility of political asylum.

At that Shkil noted that political persecution against him has never ceased, and the case of events on March 9, 2001 near the Presidential Administration in Ukraine Without Kuchma campaign has not yet been closed.

Opposition's former deputy also confirmed that some of his Ukrainian property has been arrested but said that he did not know what it is connected to. "I had never dealt with anything besides politics," he said.

In the parliamentary elections of 2012-go Shkil received 87-th place (the party won 62 of the mandates in the parliament) and subsequently did not get into the parliament.

In 2001 Shkil was a member of the Board of Ukraine Without Kuchma campaign. In March, he was arrested and spent a year in detention centers of Security Service and Interior Ministry. He was released after being elected to the parliament.

 
 
 
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