The journalist asked if it seemed that the National Bureau of Investigation had "turned into a pocket organ of the President's Office" because it could not find a video of the accident with Parliamentarian Trukhin in three months, but instantly found a video with Heo Leros and the middle finger.
"As for the middle finger...it was live...this question seems very unusual to me. It was in the Rada, all the journalists were there and they filmed it, and they showed it. And what does the National Bureau of Investigation have to do with this? I didn't quite understand the question," he said, adding that Leros was a "bribe-taker".
In response, the MP posted a post on his Facebook page, in which he stated that he would sue Zelensky.
As it was reported, on November 4 during plenary session to which the president arrived, Leros showed him a middle finger and called the main traitor in the country. The Parliamentarian wanted to continue his speech, but his microphone got turned off.
Leros later explained that he had shown his middle finger not only to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but also to the head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak.
On November 11, Leros was handed over the suspicion for the obscene gesture he showed in the Verkhovna Rada.
On November 18, Pechersk court elected a precautionary measure to the MP in the form of a personal commitment for two months. The parliamentarian was also obliged to hand over the foreign passport.