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.