MP Nadiya Savchenko may have fled to Russia, a deputy head of the People's Front faction and member of the parliamentary committee for national security and defence, Andriy Teteruk, has told LB.ua.
"As a citizen, not as a party member, I say that Nadiya Savchenko is not in Strasbourg but in the aggressor state. Volodymyr Aryev, the PACE vice-president, confirmed that she was not with the Ukrainian delegation," he said.
Teteruk did not rule out that Savchenko had left Ukraine because of Volodymyr Ruban's case and her summoning for questioning to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
"Considering what happened after Ruban's detention, I believe that this way she is trying to avoid responsibility in Ukraine. As a failed agent, she can only stay on the aggressor's territory," he said.
People's Front MP Yuriy Bereza, a member of the parliamentary committee for national security and defence, suggested she was trying to defer a conversation with the Ukrainian special services.
"Naturally, she left Ukraine for this purpose. I have no doubt that after such a conversation our special services will have every reason to strip her of immunity. I am confident there will be more than enough votes in the session hall. For us, she has long betrayed national interests, playing on the side of Russia," he said.
Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko earlier said that Savchenko was summoned for questioning in Ruban's case on 13 March but "left the country to take part in an international conference at 4 a.m. today".