Says Censor.NET citing TSN.Tizhden story
"Recent events in Ukraine deprived the Party of Regions of Kremlin's trust thus their Moscow masters decided to create new operational squadron in parliament. But it's actors are all the same - the former members of Viktor Yanukovych's parliamentary majority. They exit the Party of Regions faction not because of the remorse of consciousness. Money was their primary motivation. The illegal monthly salary of $ 200-250 thousand and entry fee of $ 300 thousand to $ 1 million was set for those wishing to join pro-Kremlin faction, according to the information we have"- sais the statement.
The members of the Party of Regions also confirmed this information.
"Its true. The fact is that 21 members of the Party of Regions recently came out of the faction. They form a group together. I do not know what their plans are, but I heard the same what you said that there are offered a lot of money"- confirmed the MP from the Party of Regions, Alexander Volkov.
There are convincing proofs that the cashiers, who pay these incredible sums, are Sergey Arbuzov and Alexander Klimenko, the members of the government of Yanukovych and Azarov. Sergei Kurchenko, who is actually the financial manager of Yanukovych family, is considered to be the source of dollar financing of the pro-Kremlin group, according to TSN.
The political consultant Taras Berezovets has even named participants of this new force in parliament.
"An odious member of the Party of Regions Vitalyi Grushevskyi is the eye of these people. Besides Vitali Grushevskyi this group includes such well-known MPs as Olena Bondarenko, Vladimir Oliynyk, Vladislav Lukianov and others. All purposes of this group are not clear, but it is obvious that their main goal is to protect Russian Federation interests, in particular, to thwart any administration bills aimed to enhance the Anti-terrorist operation (ATO). And besides, Yanukoych family still hopes this pro-Russian group to miraculously pave the way for it's rehabilitation and return to Ukraine," he said.