Ukrainian Parliament strips three MPs of immunity

At the request of the Prosecutor’s General Office, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a majority vote stripped three MPs of immunity.

The members of the Verkhovna Rada supported revoking immunity of Oles Dovgiy, the Deputy of the People's Will parliamentary group, Maxym Polyakov from the People's Front group and Boryslav Rosenblat, the former member of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc.

At the same time, the MPs voted against the arrest of Polyakov and Rosenblat. The lawmakers were also against revoking immunity of Evgen Deidey, the member of the People's Front and Andriy Lozovy, the member of the Radical Party faction.

Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine recently requested that the Verkhovna Rada revoke immunity of these five deputies.

Rosenblat and Polyakov are accused of contributing to corruption schemes and lobbying for the illegal extraction of amber in Ukraine. Deidey is accused of the illegal enrichment. Dovgiy is suspected of fraud with land plots during his tenure as secretary of the Kyiv City Council and Lozovy is suspected of tax evasion.

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