Servant of the People party offered athlete Vasyl Virastyuk to run as candidate MP. The former strongman is goint to compete for the seat in the Parliament during the forthcoming additional round of local elections in Ivano-Frankivsk region (district No.87). Yevheniya Kravchuk, the MP from this party posted that on Facebook.
Earlier, two MPs, Zinoviy Andriyovych and Ruslan Trebushkin won the local elections in Nadvirna (Ivano-Frankivsk region) and Pokrovsk (Donetsk region); as a result, new free seats appeared in the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian name for the country's parliament).
The additional round of the local election in this area is slated for March 28.
Earlier, Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that sanctions would be imposed against some members of the Verkhovna Rada in the near future. He stated this on the air of Freedom of speech with Savik Shuster show.
Danilov did not give the names of the MPs, but noted that it would be "not a one-time action."
“I am sure that in the near future, sanctions will be introduced against a certain category of persons - both individuals and legal entities. Moreover, I can say with confidence that there will be a number of MPs who are sitting in the Verkhovna Rada today. We have more than enough arguments, to implement it. If someone thinks that this is some kind of one-time action, then he is deeply mistaken," said Danilov.