"Some 198 votes were for the exclusion of Oleksandr Dubinsky from the faction. Today there was no vote at the meeting of the faction, but the results were announced," Hetmantsev said.
He said the voting lasted for three days.
As we reported earlier, on January 11, the United States put Dubinsky on the sanctions list. Former prosecutor of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Konstantyn Kulyk, the fugitive businessman, former People’s MP Oleksandr Onishchenko and former Ukrainian diplomat and political scientist Andriy Telizhenko also fell under the sanctions.
According to the US Treasury Department, these people are linked to the People’s MP of Ukraine Andriy Derkach, against whom the US imposed sanctions in September 2020 “for trying to influence the US presidential election in 2020”.
On January 25, 2021, a meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Servant of the People was held, at which the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, proposed Dubinsky to withdraw, but he did not agree.
Dubinsky complained of pressure and defamation from the Anti-Corruption Center (a public organization appealed to the US Treasury Department to impose sanctions on the People’s MP).