Prosecutor General hands notice of suspicion to two charged MPs

Source : 112 Ukraine

On July 14, Boryslav Rozenblatt and Maksym Polyakov will have to testify before anti-corruption authorities as suspects, - Yuriy Lutsenko
21:58, 13 July 2017

Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko personally handed notices of suspicion over to Boryslav Rozenblatt and Maksym Polyakov; they are the two MPs most recently stripped of the parliamentary immunity for corrupt actions. Both are suspects in the illegal amber production in Ukraine.

According to Lutsenko who left the parliament’s session hall after Thursday session, he explained the MPs their rights and told them they will be summoned to testify before the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The Prosecutor General added that currently, the MPs cannot be put behind the bars, since the Parliament did not vote for such option.

Last month, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau detained Rozenblatt’s bodyguard on suspicion of getting a 200,000-dollar bribe, which, according to him, was meant for his boss. Both Rozenblatt and Polyakov deny their involvement in the incident, saying that was a provocation.      

Recently, the Parliament’s regulatory committee considered options to strip the two MPs of their immunity, to detain and arrest them. Since the committee approved all three options concerning Rozenblatt, he may be detained and arrested.   

Earlier today, the Ukrainian parliament also allowed bringing to justice Mykhailo Dobkin, the ex-mayor of Kharkiv city.

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