President of Ukraine

President: Parliamentary immunity will be abolished in Ukraine

19 October 2017 - 16:47

President: Parliamentary immunity will be abolished in Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko states that parliamentary immunity will be abolished in Ukraine. The Head of State expects the Verkhovna Rada to endorse respective constitutional amendments at the next session already for the final and irreversible solution to this problem.

“As promised, immunity in Ukraine will be abolished. Last year we deprived judges of unlimited immunity,” Petro Poroshenko said in his Facebook post.

“We should should pay tribute to people's deputies - today they have made a responsible political step to abolish their own privilege. I believe that at the next session, the Verkhovna Rada will not lose its courage and provide three hundred votes for the final and irreversible solution to this problem,” the President noted.

The Head of State added: “I really hope that those who have been hyping oneself on the topic of immunity over the past days will not change their position when they see that it is already not a PR, but a new reality”.