People's Deputy Andriy Artemenko on Tuesday, February 21 was officially expelled from the faction of the Radical Party, Speaker Andriy Parubiy announced at the parliament's morning session on 21 February.
Oleh Lyashko's faction now has 20 seats.
On February 19, it became known that MP Artemenko handed over to the former adviser to the US President for National Security and Defense Michael Flynn what he described as "plan to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine." The document provides for "the withdrawal of all Russian troops from Ukraine's east and holding the nation-wide referendum on the leasing of Crimea to Russia for a period of 50 to 100 years ", and "compromising materials" on Ukrainian politicians.
After that, the Radical Party voted to exclude Artemenko from its faction and asked him to give up parliamentary mandate.