"In the summer and autumn of 2017, Ruban and People's Deputy Savchenko were looking for accomplices and perpetrators of a terrorist act. MP Savchenko personally addressed such an offer to certain officers of different units of Ukrainian Armed Forces. In the summer of 2017, MP Savchenko made such a proposal to the officers of the Kharkiv-based 8th Regiment of the Special Operation Forces of Ukrainian Armed Forces who had this conversation with the lawmaker as they were carrying out combat missions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone. She (Savchenko) personally proposed officers Berezen, Zakharchenkov, Leshch, and Kot to commit terrorist attacks aimed at killing Ukraine’s top authorities, seizure of government building, creating chaos, overthrowing the constitutional order and power grabbing," he said.
As reported, Savchenko brought pomegranates to the meeting and put them on the table in front of her hinting at allegations that she had allegedly recently smuggled grenades and a handgun into the parliament in her bag.
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.