Batkivschyna not to request Savchenko relinquish deputy mandate
Batkivschyna faction will not initiate the issue of depriving MP Nadia Savchenko of deputy's mandate in the Verkhovna Rada, the faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said.
"Now she has her own way, and she has the right to go her own way. Batkivschyna party will not initiate the deprivation of Nadia Savchenko of deputy's mandate because people cast votes for her and she has the right to work in the Verkhovna Rada," Tymoshenko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday.
Faction leader said that if they had had an opportunity to go back in time, the Batkivschyna party would nevertheless have included Nadia Savchenko in the electoral list, because "then we needed to rescue Ukraine's patriot from prison of the occupying country."