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Irpin mayor resigns

He is going to run for parliament.

Irpin mayor resigns

Irpin mayor Volodymyr Karplyuk, who is as suspect in two criminal cases, has said he will resign as of 2 August.

According to the Irpin city council website, he is going to run for parliament. If elected, he will be immune from prosecution.

In December 2017, Karplyuk was accused of establishing a criminal ring, seizure of property as part of a criminal ring, fake entrepreneurship as part of a criminal ring, forgery of documents as part of a criminal ring, and forgery by an official.

In August 2017, he was also accused of violating construction safety rules, which resulted in fatality. In 2011, a construction crane collapsed on a group of workers.

Karplyuk has been the mayor of Irpin since 2014. In late 2015, he won the local elections again with 53.8% of votes.

Irpin is a big and actively developing town in the Kyiv suburbs with the population of over 50,000.

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