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Ukrainian MP charged with "piano voting", - Office of Prosecutor General

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Vladyslav Polyak became the first Ukrainian lawmaker to be brought to responsibility for this particular violation; he can be temporarily suspended
11:41, 12 February 2021

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Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine reports that one of Ukrainian MPs faced charges with piano voting. It appears that the suspect is Vladyslav Polyakov. Thus, he became the he first Ukrainian lawmaker to be brought to responsibility for this particular violation; he can be temporarily suspended. Press department of the Ukrainian authority reported that on Friday.

"By the instruction of Prosecutor General, prosecutors notify a member of Ukrainian parliament of suspicion based on the fact of non-personal voting. It's the frst case of bringing to responsibility for "piano voting"," reads the message, as quoted by RBC-Ukraine.

Vladyslav Polyak is the MP from Dovira (Trust) group of lawmakers.

According to the investigation, in February 2020, the Ukrainian MP used personal voting card of another lawmaker and voted instead of him on three amendments to specific draft law, which concerned the use of agricultural lands.

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Polyak was summoned to the Office of Prosecutor General on February 11, 2021, but he did not show up. The notification of suspicion is now sent to his e-mail inbox, and other means of connection known to prosecution.

For this particular violation, Polyak can be temporarily suspended from work in the Parliament's session hall.

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