Parliament took three attempts to discharge Martynenko as deputy

The Verkhovna Rada has deprived People's Front MP Mykola Martynenko of deputy mandate at the third attempt.

Censor.NET correspondent reports.

Before the vote, Martynenko addressed the deputies, recalling he had filed a letter of resignation and that there was a corresponding decision of the procedural committee.

"I took this decision because I want to prevent a political destabilization through the resignation of the pro-Western government, early elections, and a revanche. More than $10 million have been spent on a dirty campaign against me, and sooner or later we will know the names of its masterminds and performers. These games are played by fake actors," Martynenko said, adding he wanted to prove his innocence in the legal field.

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The first voting lacked one vote to be successful. At the second attempt, only 220 people's deputies supported the resignation. Only the third attempt brought 228 of 226 required votes.

Prior to this, the parliament had approved the resignation of Radical Party MP Zlata Ohnevych.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n366178