Rada committee upholds PGO’s petition to arrest MP Savchenko on terrorism charges

The Verkhovna Rada's committee recognized as legitimate, sufficient and justified the requests of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) for the parliament’s permission to detain, arrest, and bring to criminal responsibility non-affiliated MP Nadia Savchenko.

As reported by the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET, the members of the Committee on Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and Support to Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine unanimously upheld all three motions.

The committee subsequently passed its conclusions to the PGO’s motions to the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada after which the request to strip Savchenko of immunity can be submitted for the lawmakers’ consideration in the parliament’s session hall.

On March 15, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko requested the Verkhovna Rada to strip MP Savchenko of immunity, detain and arrest her. The lawmaker is suspected of allegedly plotting an armed coup through acts of terrorism.

On March 12, Savchenko was summoned for questioning to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) due to an investigation in criminal proceedings against Volodymyr Ruban.

On March 8, Ruban was detained at a checkpoint in the Donbas with a batch of weapons. He was delivering these weapons from the occupied territory to the government-controlled part of the Donbas.

Ruban is suspected of plotting armed attacks on senior government officials, preparing a terrorist act with the use of weapons and explosives posing a threat to life and limb of people.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3057080