13:40 17.01.2017

Rada deputy speaker calls for stripping prosecution immunity from MP Pashynsky

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Rada deputy speaker calls for stripping prosecution immunity from MP Pashynsky

Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oksana Syroid has said immunity from prosecution should be stripped from MP Serhiy Pashynsky, head of parliament's committee on security and defense, in order to investigate objectively an incident during which he used a firearm.

"I think it would be a good idea to strip Pashynsky of his immunity immediately, in order to guarantee an objective investigation of the incident," Syroid said during a Rada briefing on Tuesday.

Syroid recalled that Pashynsky fired the piston at a man, who is a witness in the case.

"The investigation currently underway is farcical," Syroid said.

As reported earlier, Pashynsky was involved in a conflict in Kyiv region on December 31, 2016 with a local resident. During the incident, the lawmaker shot a man in the leg. Kyiv prosecutors are investigating the altercation as an act of hooliganism.

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