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Ukraine’s Radical Party MPs bring folding beds for a round-the-clock Parliament blockade
10:40, 20 May 2016
Ukraine’s Radical Party MPs bring folding beds for a round-the-clock Parliament blockade

The MPs demand an investigation into President Poroshenko’s offshore dealings

10:40, 20 May 2016

112 Agency

Members of Ukraine’s Parliament from the Radical party have brought folding beds to ensure a round-the-clock Parliament blockade, demanding an investigation into President Poroshenko’s offshore dealings revealed in Panama Papers scandal, Radical Party leader Oleg Lyashko stated in an interview to journalists, aired by ‘112 Ukraine’.

‘We’ve been demanding it for over two weeks. Now, we’ve brought folding beds with us. If Rada doesn’t initiate an investigation into offshore dealings, we will start a round-the-clock Parliament blockade. We will sleep in folding beds in Parliament halls. We have no other options to attract the society’s attention to this issue, to exercise our rights as opposition and investigate corruption dealings of high state officials’, - Lyashko stated.

112 Agency

Earlier, journalists and dozens of media all over the planet simultaneously released materials about owners of large offshore businesses. The investigation is based on the so-called Panama Archive, the selection of documents belonging to Mossack Fonseca, Panama-based low-profile company.  

The documents reveal activities of the company from 1977 till December 2015; they unfold stories about offshore mechanisms of concealing billions of dollars, involving former and current heads of states, and other famous political figures and celebrities. Among them are President Petro Poroshenko, ex-Prime Ministers Pavlo Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau stated that it refuses to investigate Poroshenko’s offshore activity.

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