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 Speaker Parubii signs resolution on Onyshchenko's arrest

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrii Parubii has signed the resolution sanctioning the criminal prosecution of people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko in the presence of journalists.

Censor.NET reports citing LІGA.net.

"I sign this resolution, and from this moment, the decision takes effect... I am sure that our law enforcement agencies will do the same high-quality and professional work to arrest Onyshchenko," he said.

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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 in June.

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

On July 5, the parliament approved detention and arrest of people's deputy Onyshchenko.
 
 
 
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