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  • Parliament passes bill on new military ranks The Ukrainian parliament has passed a bill "On amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine on the performance of military duty and military service." Bill No 0906 was backed by…
  • Prosecutors want MP Dubnevych's immunity lifted Prosecutor-General Ruslan Riaboshapka has requested parliament's consent to prosecute MP Yaroslav Dubnevych. "The pretrial investigation of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine…
  • Parliament has passed the bill "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine 'On the Prevention of Corruption" regarding corruption whistleblowers" (No 1010), UNIAN has reported. MP Halyna…
  • Parliament to punish truant MPs Parliament has passed the bill (1035-2) introducing punishment for MPs' absence without leave or explanation. The bill was backed by 265 MPs. It says that an MP who skipped without…
  • "President was clearly nervous"
    Anna Steshenko
    Nervous reaction Parliament had a busy morning on 2 October after the scandalous announcement that "Steinmeier's formula" for Donbas had been agreed in Minsk. Outside its walls, drivers…
  • Ukrainian MPs permit private space companies Parliament has lifted the ban on private companies to design, manufacture, operate and launch rocket carriers. Bill 1071 regulating the issue was given the second reading and was…
  • Ihor Kolomoyskyy's golden share
    Sonya Koshkina
    A recent example is the failure on 19 September to pass amendments to the Criminal Code, which would allow searching MPs without a court warrant (196 votes in favour); the reluctance…
  • Parliament disbands Central Electoral Commission Parliament has disbanded the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), having backed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's resolution. The decision was taken by 341 MPs including 244 members of…
  • Parliament says Crimea elections illegitimate On 11 September, parliament issued a statement in which it described the local elections held in Russia-annexed Crimea as illegitimate. The draft resolution to this effect was supported…
  • MPs give first reading to bill on prosecution reform Parliament has given the first reading to bill No 1032 on prosecution reform, under which the Office of the Prosecutor-General is created instead of the Prosecutor-General's Office…
  • Parliament passes bill on impeachment The Ukrainian parliament has adopted bill No 1012 "On a special procedure for removing the president of Ukraine from office (impeachment)". In the first reading, the bill was supported…
  • Parliament cancels MP immunity from prosecution The Ukrainian parliament has cancelled MP immunity from prosecution. The respective amendments to the constitution (bill No 7203), which were put forward by President Petro Poroshenko…
  • Parliament endorses new premier Parliament has approved lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk as new prime minister of Ukraine. He was nominated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and supported by 290 MPs. Aged 35, Honcharuk…
  • President: new parliament to be the best or be dissolved President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has threatened that he will dissolve parliament in a year if it does not live up to expectations. At the same time, Zelenskyy expressed the hope that…
  • New Ukrainian parliament convenes, elects speaker The Ukrainian parliament of the ninth convocation has convened for the first time today. The session started with 405 MPs taking the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people. MPs…