Some Ukrainian MPS may be stripped of immunity next week

“A motion to strip some Ukrainian MPs of immunity may be submitted for the Rada’s consideration next week,” ТСН.uа quotes Anton Gerashchenko, a member of the People’s Front party and adviser to Interior Minister, as saying.

18 September 2015 14:05

“If that happens, any Ukrainian MPs, including opposition ones, will realize that they can be made answerable for their actions,” said the MP.

According to Gerashchenko, members of the ruling coalition, and not only opposition MPs, may lose their immunity as well.

He went on to say that he personally voted for stripping Mosiychuk (a Ukrainian MP charged with accepting bribes and member of the Radical Party) of his immunity.

Oleg Lyashko, leader of the Radical Party, said that the General Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to strip two other members of his party of their immunity.

“I came by the information that the General Prosecutor’s Office is planning to submit another motion to the Rada whereby two other members of the Radical Party, Lozovoy and Linko, are to be stripped of their immunity”, Lyashko said.

In a yesterday’s vote, the Rada approved to strip Igor Moseychuk of his immunity. Prior to the vote, a video furnished by Vikror Shokin, Ukraine’s Attorney General, was played in the session hall in which Moseychuk was seen accepting graft money.

Moseychuk, who was taken into custody right in the middle of the Rada’s session, claims the video was tampered with.