Investigators to scrutiny MP Skoryk’s involvement in acts of separatism, Lutsenko says

The case against former Governor of the Odesa region, Opposition bloc faction MP Mykola Skoryk will not be limited by charges of involvement in the beating of protesters in Odesa on Feb. 19, 2014.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko said at a press briefing in Odesa today.

"The indictment against Skoryk will not be limited by his involvement in the beating of rally participants alone. I personally think that the investigators will scrutiny his role in organization of acts of separatism in this (Odesa - Ed.) region and beyond. This means further probe into Yefremov case... These are separate parts of the same series of crimes," Lutsenko said.

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According to him, this plot also includes the breakdown of the Ukrainian Army and the SBU, usurpation of power, plundering the country and "Ukraine's sovereignty that was virtually sold for Putin's $3 billion loan," as well as calls to introduce Russian troops in Ukraine voiced by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych after his escape to Russia.

The prosecutor general also considers acts of armed separatism and plotting the so-called "Russian Spring" in Kharkiv, Odesa and other Ukrainian cities to be part of this series too.

"The Russian occupation forces' attack on our outnumbered troops from the rare at the time when we were at a stone's throw from defeating these separatists is also a part of the same series of crimes," Lutsenko stressed.

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Earlier today, the prosecutor general announced his intention to file a motion to the Verkhovna Rada to strip Opposition Bloc faction MP Mykola Skoryk of immunity the following week.

Mykola Skoryk headed the Odesa Regional State Administration from November 2013 to March 2014. He is a member of the Opposition Bloc parliamentary faction at the moment.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n407280