11:26 18.09.2018

Lutsenko asks Rada to strip Opposition Bloc MPs Vilkul, Dunayev, Kolesnikov of parliamentary immunity

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Lutsenko asks Rada to strip Opposition Bloc MPs Vilkul, Dunayev, Kolesnikov of parliamentary immunity

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has submitted a motion to the Verkhovna Rada on granting consent to prosecute Opposition Bloc MPs Serhiy Dunayev, Oleksandr Vilkul and Dmytro Kolesnikov.

The prosecutor general posted the scanned copies of respective documents dated September 17 on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

According to the documents of the Prosecutor General's Office, the motions against Vilkul and Kolesnikov were initiated by two different prosecutors of the first unit of procedural control over of the department of procedural control in criminal proceedings of the investigators of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Prosecutor's Office, and the motion against Dunayev was initiated by Deputy Prosecutor General, Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) Nazar Kholodnytsky.

The motions were filed as attachments to the relevant letters of the Prosecutor General's Office addressed to the Ukrainian parliament.

"As the prosecutor general promised, the motions against three deputies were filed again," the prosecutor general's spokesperson, Larysa Sarhan, wrote on Twitter.

As reported, on September 14, Lutsenko announced his intention to submit again to parliament the motion on giving the parliament's consent to prosecute Opposition Bloc co-chairman Vilkul and people's deputies from this faction Kolesnikov and Dunayev.

On May 15 this year, the prosecutor general signed a motion on giving the parliament's consent to prosecute Dunayev. According to Sarhan, the pretrial investigation is carried out by the NABU under the procedural control of the SAPO under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (the declaration of untrue information, punishable by a fine of 2,500 to 3,000 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens or public works for a period of 150 to 240 hours, or imprisonment for up to two years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain posts or engage in certain activities for up to three years).

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