MP leaves Ukrainian propresidential faction in protest
The likely reason is his disagreement with faction leader Ihor Kononenko.
MP Viktor Chumak has decided to leave the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction in parliament.
He told journalists that he announced his departure to the faction on 28 January .
He also made a statement that he does not want to be on the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption as he feels he will be more effective as an MP rather than a member of the non-functioning body.
Now that he is gone, the faction has 137 members.
Yesterday, Chumak accused one of the faction leaders, Ihor Kononenko, of seeking to strip of his MP mandate.