As reported by the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET, the lawmakers considered and rejected the bill (No. 5041) on the dismissal of Arsen Avakov from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
"I want to thank the parliament for the support. I show my appreciation to 31 people's deputies who expressed no confidence in me. Peace be with you!" Avakov wrote on Twitter commenting on the Rada's voting on the decree on his resignation.
The bill on the minister's summary dismissal was initially supported by 167 lawmakers when the parliament just started addressing this issue. However, the bill on Avakov's dismissal was actually upheld by only 31 MPs. 102 lawmakers voted against it and 56 MPs abstained.
The minister's dismissal was supported by Batkivshchyna faction MP (Ihor Lutsenko); eight members of Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction (Serhii Leshchenko, Mustafa Nayyem, Svitlana Zalishchuk, Serhii Kaplin, Andrii Nemyrovskyi, Vadym Kryvokhatko, Natalia Novak, and Olha Chervakova); nine representatives of Samopomich faction (Oleh Bereziuk, Semen Semenchenko, Yehor Soboliev, Viktoria Voitsytska, Liubomyr Zubach, Taras Pastukh, Roman Semenukha, Olena Sotnyk, Ivan Myroshnychenko); and 13 nonaffiliated MPs (Natalia Viesielova, Yurii Derevianko, Hanna Hopko, Volodymyr Parasiuk, Viktor Chumak, Andrii Ilienko, Yurii Levchenko, Rada's Deputy Speaker Oksana Syroid, Oleksandr Marchenko, Oleh Osukhovsky, Yurii Bublyk, Dmytro Dobrodomov, and Ostap Yednak). Not a single representative of the Radical Party, Opposition bloc, People's Front, Vidrodzhennia, and Volia Narodu factions casted the vote for Avakov's dismissal.