The Opposition Bloc, which is the successor to ex-President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, has expelled senior MPs Yuriy Boyko and Serhiy Lyovochkin from its faction.
The two recently formed an alliance with the pro-opposition For Life party of Vadym Rabinovych and Viktor Medvedchuk.
The Opposition Bloc faction elected MP Vadym Novynskyy its chairman, its press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
The Opposition Bloc was set up on the debris of the Party of Regions in 2014 for the sole purpose of entering parliament. The Opposition Bloc, which received 9.43%, has two major shareholders – the groups of Rinat Akhmetov and Dmytro Firtash who split influence in half. The faction's co-chairmen were Oleksandr Vilkul and Yuriy Boyko, representing both groups respectively.