Novinsky case: winning a battle, losing a game

Author : Ihor Rymskyi

Source : 112 Ukraine

Despite lifting the parliamentary privilege, Ukrainian MPs do not believe in the successful investigation of case of Novinsky
14:50, 9 December 2016

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The morning did not promise Novinsky’s immunity loss. According to our sources of information from "Block Petro Poroshenko," a pre-planned package vote for the controversial bill on confiscations, as well as the second reading of the draft budget for 2017, "removal of immunity would not happen, special confiscation would take place," say our interlocutors, adding that as of 9:00 for the removal of immunity were ready to vote only 220 deputies.

Novinsky himself in every possible way evaded answering the question of journalists about what will be the decision of the parliament.
Question withdrawing immunity Vadim Novinsky, as promised Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby, considered first. This became possible after the parliament procedural committee at its meeting on Tuesday, although it did not support the view of the Attorney General, but handed the document to the Verkhovna Rada. In the session hall for the occasion I came personally Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko. In his speech he said that Novinsky is charged with, inter alia, illegal deprivation of liberty of man.

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"Novinsky his deliberate actions, which were expressed in aiding Yanukovych, Zakharchenko, Koryak, Shmatko, Olishevichu false imprisonment on preliminary arrangement by group of persons has committed a criminal offense under Part 5, Article 27 (" complicity "), Part 2 of Article 146 (" Unlawful deprivation of liberty ") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," said Lutsenko, recalling that it comes closest associates Metropolitan Vladimir Archbishop Alexander Drabinko.

Novinsky, in turn, rejected the accusations of the Prosecutor General in respect of themselves, calling it politically and financially motivated. At the end of his speech, as Vadim Novinsky, saying that he had received Ukrainian citizenship, he said that this was due to the request of the current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

It is worth noting that at the end of the first hour of debate MPs began intensively to leave the session hall. It seemed that the vote will not be effective. As it turned out, they tried to dissuade deputies to vote for the removal of immunity.

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"Came up to me and said:" You do realize that this is speculation," said one of the deputies, members of the parliamentary majority.

We noticed among walkers and current opposition factions. "For us to come and urged not to vote (for the removal of immunity of people's deputy Vadym Novinsky). Our young members saw them and sent somewhere to be," said the author of these lines is one of the deputies of the "Fatherland" faction.

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As for the prospects of investigation of criminal cases, sources in the presidential administration believe that the case will give a serious turn.

"Lutsenko is configured seriously enough ... It's a way to do" opposition bloc "is likely more compliant business will complete the course." - Say our interlocutors, adding that Novinsky may lose part of its assets. At the same time deputies in the parliament itself, interviewed, questioned the effectiveness of the investigation, recalling that the People's Deputy Andrei Derkach, who wrote the statement on Novinsky, believes that he should be held as a witness.

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