Rada committee to consider PGO’s request to prosecute MP Novynskyi Nov. 16

Committee on Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and Support to Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider the motion of the Prosecutor General's Office to gain the parliament’s consent to bring to criminal responsibility Opposition bloc faction MP Vadym Novynskyi at its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Censor.NET reports citing the meeting agenda published on the committee's website.

The motion against Novynskyi is the first item on the agenda. The meeting is to start at 3 p.m.

Earlier, the PGO conducted pre-trial investigation under criminal proceedings into 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).

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The prosecutors found that Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Volodymyr was supporter of the Church's non-interference in politics which angered Yanukovych as he was seeking the support of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the presidential election-2015.

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After unsuccessful attempts to persuade the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine to renounce, the ex-Interior Minister, following order of ex-president of Ukraine and by the efforts of his subordinates, organized unlawful confinement of Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko), who was personal assistant of the now deceased Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Volodymyr. Primate Volodymyr 's renouncement was one of the conditions for Archbishop Oleksandr's release.

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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