Rada's Anti-Corruption Committee sees Sobolev's performance as unsatisfactory, stands for his recall
Members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Prevention and Combating Corruption have recognized the work of the committee's head, Yehor Sobolev (the Samopomich faction), as unsatisfactory.
The majority of those present at the meeting on Wednesday voted for the corresponding decision, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.
In addition, it was decided to incite the Verkhovna Rada to start the procedure for recalling Sobolev from the post of the committee's head.
This decision was supported mainly by members of the committee, who represent the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction. It was also supported by the People's Front, the Opposition Bloc, Oleh Liashko's Radical Party and the Vidrodzhennia (Revival) Deputy Group.
"We can vote for it, but this has no legal consequences," said independent parliamentarian Viktor Chumak before the vote.
He also added that the initiators of Sobolev's recall would have to register a corresponding draft resolution, which should also be considered by the committee.
As reported, Sobolev was elected head of the committee on prevention and combating corruption on December 4, 2014. He is an active participant in the protest campaign near the Verkhovna Rada, which began on October 17.