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 Parliamentary factions agreed to primarily consider stripping Onyshchenko of immunity and special confiscation at tomorrow's session, - MP Burbak

People’s Front parliamentary faction leader Maksym Burbak announced that the parliamentary factions and groups had agreed to consider stripping of immunity, arrest and confinement of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko (Volia Narodu parliamentary group), requested by the Prosecutor General’s Office, as well as a bill authorizing the special confiscation of assets obtained through corrupt practices, pending the court’s ruling in the first place at the plenary session on July 5.

He said at a meeting of the coordination board of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"At today's meeting, we have agreed upon our position that the criminal prosecution of Mr. Onyshchenko would be the first issue on the agenda tomorrow, while the second one would be the special confiscation," he said.

Read more: Accountant involved in "Onyshchenko's gas scheme" arrested, - NABU

Burbak also added that the People's Front had decided not to vote for other bills until the law on special confiscation was passed by the parliament.

Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine raided the office of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko March 16. The NABU stated that the searches were carried out under the pretrial investigation of criminal case initiated into abuse of office during sale of the natural gas jointly extracted with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

Prosecutor General's Office received a motion of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to lift the immunity of the people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko has drafted a motion requesting the Verkhovna Rada's consent to criminal prosecution, detention and pretrial confinement of lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko on June 16. The Procedural Committee of the Verkhovna Rada has allowed considering the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity of people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko June 29.
 
 
 
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