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 Novynskyi receives PGO’s motion on his prosecution

Opposition bloc faction MP Vadym Novynskyi says he received the motion submitted by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) to the Verkhovna Rada to obtain its sanction for bringing him to justice.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the press service of the Opposition bloc.

"Today, the Verkhovna Rada Secretariat has finally served me a notice regarding the motion to strip me off immunity filed by the PGO. I have to draft a response to it and submit it to the Committee on Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and Support to Work of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine within five days of receipt of the document," Novynskyi said.

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The lawmaker accuses the authorities that he was served the motion with a delay which allegedly deprived him of the opportunity to protect himself properly and draft a response.

As reported, the PGO conducted pre-trial investigation under criminal proceedings in relation to the fact of abuse of power and official authority by former top-ranking public officials (Yanukovych, Zakharchenko, Novynskyi, Koriak) as well as other Kyiv law enforcement employees during the unlawful confinement of Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko), personal assistant of the now deceased Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Volodymyr (Sabodan).

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On Nov. 3, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko published the motion to the Verkhovna Rada to get its sanction to convict MP Novynskyi of a criminal offense. The MP announced his intention to leave Ukraine the same day until Monday because of the planned trip to Mount Athos.

On Friday, Nov. 4, Ukraine's Security Service head Vasyl Hrytsak announced that the Opposition Bloc MP Vadym Novynskyi left for Greece by his own jet.
 
 
 
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