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Ukrainian PG requests parliament to arrest MP Onyschenko due to criminal investigation

Ukrainian PG requests parliament to arrest MP Onyschenko due to criminal investigationUkrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has signed a request to the Verkhovna Rada to arrest MP Oleksandr Onyschenko (in image), a member of the People's Will parliamentary group.

"Under Part 2 of Article 80 of the Constiuttion of Ukraine, Part 1 of Article 27 of the law on the status of Ukrainian members of parliament, Part 2 of Article 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine, Article 218 of the law on the regulations of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada I am sending a request to give consent to bring to criminal penalties, detain and arrest MP Oleksandr Onyschenko," Lutsenko said in a copy of the petition posted on his Facebook page early morning on Thursday.

A document on 86 pages is attached to the petition.

Anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky said on Wednesday that he has prepared and handed over materials to Lutsenko for the arrest of Onyschenko.

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He said that the request to the Rada for consent is based on a criminal investigation into wrongdoing involving natural gas obtained jointly with PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia.
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