During the meeting, an argument occurred between Novynskyi and Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko.
Novynskyi said the persecution against him was politically charged with no evidence present. He also argues the letter to Metropolitan Vladimir on his behalf appearing in the case is fake. According to the MP, the officers of Hryfon police unit, who the PGO views as subjects, have not been granted any status in the case.
Lutsenko, in turn, said the Hryfon ex-fighters testified they were tasked to protect different persons, but "have never performed that kind of protection."
Pavlo Pynzenyk, the committee's chair, said the documents provided by the PGO contained no information about the involvement of Novynskyi in the case. Lutsenko recalled this information was present in the indictment served against Yanukovych under this case. The indictment was not previously presented to the procedural committee, since it was issued after the documents had been sent to the parliament.
Earlier, Lutsenko published a photocopy of the request to the Verkhovna Rada to allow the prosecution of MP Novynskyi. The PGO says Novynskyi is suspected of kidnapping people and abuse of power together with Ukraine's former top-ranking public officials (Yanukovych, Zakharchenko, Koriak).
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