People's Front MP Andrii Teteruk said on the sidelines of the parliament, Censor.NET reports.
He finds it unacceptable to block the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada at the time when Ukraine is suffering from the Russian aggression.
"We decided to unblock the presidium and rostrum in order to ensure an effective work of the Verkhovna Rada so that the parliament will start to perform its functional responsibilities and adopt necessary bills. Our goal has been reached. An attempt to disrupt the meeting has failed," Teteruk said, being hopeful the parliament would resume its work in the next few minutes.
Andrii Teteruk noted that a number of bills intended to strengthen the country's defense capability will be passed today, including the law on special operations forces.
When asked how the majority will be able to both guard the rostrum and vote, Teteruk said: "You'll see. We've thought everything through. I really hope that most of MPs who are guarding the rostrum will be able to vote for important bills."
As previously reported, Radical Party faction MPs had blocked the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada for several weeks, demanding to establish temporary investigative commissions on tariffs, offshore companies, and corruption. On July 5, they were joined by the colleagues from Batkivshchyna faction, and some independent deputies. On Wednesday, July 6, the blocking went on with the key requirements being the reduction of utility rates and launching of a probe into president and his allies' offshore activity. On July 7 morning, people's deputies from Petro Poroshenko Bloc and People's Front blocked the rostrum and presidium of the Verkhovna Rada to prevent their blocking by Radical Party and Batkivshchyna.
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