Ukrainian Politics

 Prosecutor General refuses to bring MPs to justice before arrest procedure changed

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin stated that he would not file motions to the Verkhovna Rada to sanction arrest of MPs until Rada simplifies the procedure for the prosecution of people's deputies.

The reporters asked the Prosecutor General to comment on the statement by President Poroshenko on the need to bring former members of the Party of Regions to justice, some of whom are current people's deputies, Censor.NET reports citing LB.ua.

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"There is a problem in the legislation. I was accused that Kliuiev had not been arrested. We have filed a petition on the arrest June 16. Unfortunately, the parliament has still not considered the motion. I want to urge all members of the parliament to pass relevant legislation making these cases impossible because they will repeat again and again while there is no such law. But in general, it would be great if our lawmakers strip themselves of their immunity. I shall advice with the parliament, I will definitely come to the parliament, put those questions, and if these issues are not resolved, I mean the procedure for the arrest of MPs, holding them accountable, I will not file any motions. I believe that it is necessary to urgently settle these issues at the legislative level or abolish deputy immunity otherwise," Shokin said.

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"The Shokin's list does not exist. Unlike the legislative problem," Ukrainian News quoted Prosecutor General.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n352747