Only 405 MPs in Rada as three more ex-Opposition Platform politicians lose mandates

24 February, 04:19 PM
Verkhovna Rada (Photo:Office of the President)

Verkhovna Rada (Photo:Office of the President)

The Verkhovna Rada has terminated early the powers of three more MPs from the banned Opposition Platform – For Life or OPZZh party, with Oleh Voloshyn, Natalia Korolevska and Yuriy Solod losing their deputy mandates, MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak reported on Telegram on Feb. 24.

The vote for termination of powers was as follows:

  • Yuriy Solod - 325 votes;
  • Natalia Korolevska - 332;
  • Oleh Voloshyn - 330.

"The Rada has updated the record and now there are 405 parliamentarians left," Zheleznyak said.

Earlier, the head of the Servant of the People faction, David Arakhamia, called on lawmakers from the banned pro-Russian OPZZh party to resign.

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On Feb. 23, the Ukrainian legislature withdrew the mandate from MP Oleksandr Trukhin, who had plea-bargained the day before, pleading guilty to offering a bribe to a police officer at the scene of a high-profile road accident.

Earlier, the Rada also deprived MP Ihor Abramovych of his parliamentary powers, as well aspro-Russian MPs from the OPZZh party: Viktor Medvedchuk, Taras Kozak, Renat Kuzmin, Andriy Derkach, Vadym Rabinovych, and Ihor Vasylkovsky.

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