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Rada to vote all motions to lift immunity from MPs - speaker

The speaker is not interested in the opinion of the Regulatory Committee.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy said that he would bring to the vote all the PGO motions to lift immunity from some deputies, including those not supported by the regulatory committee. "All motions submitted by the prosecutor-general of Ukraine will be considered in the session hall," the speaker said as he opened the parliament conciliation board on Monday, 10 July.

The parliament will consider the PGO motions either on Tuesday, July 11, or on Thursday.

"Tomorrow will be the seventh day since first motions have been tabled to Rada, so by law we should start considering the issues on Tuesday. On the other hand, representatives of the coalition have asked me to wait until the Regulatory Committee reviews the last motion [regarding the MP Dobkin] to start the consideration on Thursday," he said.

The Verkhovna Rada will vote on the date of consideration on Tuesday.

The Prosecutor-General's Office seeks to prosecute people's deputies Andriy Lozovyy (tax evasion), Oles Dovhyy (office abuse), Evhen Deidey (illegal enrichment), Boryslav Rosenblat (office abuse and bribery), Maksym Polyakov (bribery), and Mykhailo Dobkin (abuse of office).

By July 10, the Regulatory Committee has declined four of five immunity motions as insufficiently substantiated.