Rada refused to transfer Kurchenko's oil to Armed Forces. People's Front party left the session hall in protest


The Verkhovna Rada refused to support the bill, which allowed for the transfer of the confiscated oil of oligarch Serhii Kurchenko to the Armed Forces of Ukraine free of charge.

The relevant document, initiated by the National Security and Defense Parliamentary Committee was supported by only 143 deputies, Censor.NET reports citing Ukraiinska Pravda.

The bill intended to provide the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard with the right to enter into contracts with the Ukrtransnefteprodukt state enterprise which has the fuel, to supply "oil, which is regarded as perishable physical evidence in criminal proceedings."

After an unsuccessful vote, MP Pashynskyi called the results 'a disgrace to the Parliament' and 'a challenge of the coalition's existence.' He added that the influence of the oligarchs on the MPs remains significant, and demanded to return to this issue on Tuesday. Pashynskyi also said that the People's Front faction is leaving the session hall due to such vote.

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In turn, Poroshenko Bloc MP Viktor Chumak proposed to create a temporary commission to check whether the oil does exist and then make a decision on its transfer to the army.

Yesterday, June 18, Poroshenko Bloc MP, secretary of the National Security and Defense Parliamentary Committee, Ivan Vinnyk said that the Verkhovna Rada had 24 hours to find a legal way to transfer Kurchenko's petroleum products or explain why it did not do it . He also noted that some officials and some MPs were deliberately blocking the initiative.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n340722