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 PGO obtains NABU’s motion on stripping MP Onyshchenko of immunity, - Lutsenko’s press secretary

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) has received a motion filed by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on stripping MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko (Volia Narodu parliamentary group member) of his immunity.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was stated by spokesperson to the prosecutor general Larysa Sarhan on Facebook.

"The motion has just been received," she wrote. The official also reminded that Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko was visiting Brussels.

Moreover, Sarhan stressed that the decision on stripping of the immunity should be taken by the Verkhovna Rada: "The final word by 226 votes rests with the lawmakers."

Read more: NABU raids MP Onyshchenko's chamber under "gas" case investigation

Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine raided the office of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko March 16. The NABU stated that the searches were carried out under the pretrial investigation of criminal case initiated into abuse of office during sale of the natural gas jointly extracted with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

Anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytskyi previously promised "an interesting and hot week" in terms of investigation of high-profile corruption cases while Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko promised going after "big fish".
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n393475