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First deputy speaker launches bid to shed immunity from prosecution

She said this in response to ex-MP Senchenko's remarks.

First deputy speaker launches bid to shed immunity from prosecution
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The first deputy speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Iryna Herashchenko, has asked parliament to lift her immunity from prosecution as of 4 September.

"I have prepared a demand to speaker Parubiy to lift my immunity from prosecution at the very first meeting of parliament on the request of certain Fatherland member [Andriy] Senchenko… I will demand a vote on lifting my immunity on the first working day of parliament," Herashchenko, who is also Kyiv's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the trilateral contact group on a Donbas settlement, said on Facebook.

She added that a former acting deputy head of the presidential administration and ex-MP, Senchenko, demanded that her immunity be lifted so she could be prosecuted for her "position on Donbas".

Earlier, Herashchenko said the law on the special status of Donbas should be extended.

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