"Today's court decision does not affect my status as a defense counsel in the case of Yulia Tymoshenko. I will continue defending her as I did before," said Serhii Vlasenko to LB.ua commenting on today's decision by HACU depriving him of the parliamentary mandate.
"I understand that the revoking of my mandate is not their goal, their goal is to arrest me," said Vlasenko.
According to People's Deputy, he was aware of at least three pending against him criminal cases, "how many of them actually - the big question. Like the fact which of these cases might be arrested."
"After the incident with Dombrovskyy and Baloha, we knew what was coming, today's decision - it's not even a Pandora's box, I do not even know what to call it," said Vlasenko.
Vlasenko calls the verdict illegal, pointing out in particular: "They tried to charge me with violations that allegedly took place during the VI convocation, though there were not any. Currently it is the VII convocation of the VR, that is, the charges are retroactive," said Vlasenko.