Members of Kherson Oblast Council who collaborated with Russian invasion forces have been deprived of their right to take part in council meetings, head of Kherson Oblast Council Oleksandr Samoilenko said in a post on Facebook on Dec. 24.
The first meeting of the session of the Kherson Oblast Council since the liberation of the right bank of the oblast was held on Dec. 23, during which councilors voted to expel two collaborating deputies.
“Among the key points, in fact, was the decision taken to deprive Kherson Oblast Council members E. Repilevskyy and V. Bulyuk of the right to speak and participate in council meetings,” Samoilenko wrote.
The mass media reported in October that Eduard Repilevskyy, the Kherson Oblast Council member from the pro-Russia OPZZh party, not only cooperated with the occupiers, but also re-registered his business in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
Vitaliy Bulyuk was one of the “deputies” of the “head” of the regional state administration Volodymyr Saldo in the occupation government. He was appointed to this position in May by the Russian occupation authorities.