Spokeswoman for prosecutor general Larysa Sarhan told Censor.NET commenting on media reports on searches carried out in the companies affiliated with Smart Holding.
"The Sate Fiscal Service and the Prosecutor General's Office members indeed conduct search and seizure operations as part of the investigation," she said and clarified that the operation was carried out all over the country.
PGO says Novynskyi is suspected of kidnapping people and abuse of power together with Ukraine's former top-ranking public officials (Yanukovych, Zakharchenko, Koriak).
The Verkhovna Rada procedural committee postponed the review of the above request until the PGO provided more materials.
On Dec. 6, the committee said that it was up to MPs to decide whether to deprive Novynskyi of the immunity.
On Dec. 8, the parliament deprived Novynskyi of immunity.