Radical Party MP Zlata Ohnevych renounces lawmaking powers
Radical Party MP and singer Zlata Ohnevych announced that she has decided to renounce her parliamentary powers at a sitting of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday.
"I ran for the parliament not to seek deputy powers or some privileges, I came here as a citizen, who saw a new way for Ukraine. But now I see that when there is no culture, and it is easier to govern and manipulate the people. That's why under such circumstances I, as a cultural activist, see no benefit in this parliament, I just see the constant sharing of political power….," she said on Tuesday.
Ohnevych said she regrets that the present parliament doesn't need culture as it won't grant the big money "to which the parliamentarians used to".
She finished by thanking her Radical Party colleagues for their work.