Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"I will not yield to pressure and will not allow making all sorts of speculations. I can assure you that I am going to be in the session hall on the day when the parliament considers my issue. I promised to come back and I'm back. I will be in this hall and will vote for this bill on that day," Novynskyi said.
The MP also said that he had not discussed this issue with his colleagues from the Opposition Bloc but assured that he intended to ask his faction to support stripping him of immunity since he was going to seek justice.
"I have not read the motion because it did not receive it yet. The leadership of the Verkhovna Rada must formally serve me the relevant notice once they receive the motion instead of informing me via Facebook. I have formally received nothing. I will urge my faction to support this decision, I want to seek justice in this case," the lawmaker said.
"This case is trumped up, based on lies, and politically charged. This is persecution of the opposition, the government uses repression because they are afraid of us, they want to silence us, but this will never happen," Novynskyi said.
On Nov. 3, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko published the motion to the Verkhovna Rada to get its sanction to convict MP Novynskyi of a criminal offense. The MP announced his intention to leave Ukraine the same day until Monday because of the planned trip to Mount Athos.
On Friday, Nov. 4, Ukraine's Security Service head Vasyl Hrytsak announced that the Opposition Bloc MP Vadym Novynskyi left for Greece by his own jet.