Ex-member of Party of Regions responsible for scandalous amendment to budget

The notorious amendment to Ukraine’s budget which put in jeopardy visa-free travel between the EU and Ukraine, as well as further disbursement of IMF tranches, was introduced by the Ukrainian Parliament’s budget committee.

5 January 2016 16:26

Authored by Andrey Derkach, an MP with the Volya Narodu Party, the scandalous amendment to the 2016 budget was approved by the Ukrainian Parliament’s budget committee.

Ukrainian MP Victor Chumak revealed the identity of the scandalous amendment's author on his Facebook page. According to him, members of the budget committee approved the proposal put forward by the former member of the Party of Regions but it is not yet clear why they did so.