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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Verkhovna Rada has announced a sit-in


Deputies of the Ukrainian Parliament from the faction of the Radical party and “Batkivshchyna” started a sit-in in the Parliament building. The initiator of the action was Oleg Lyashko.


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“We are announcing a sit-in,” said Lyashko, and then to strike, in addition to radicals, joined by deputies of the party of Yulia Tymoshenko, as well as independent, reports TASS.

As explained Lyashko, the strike was a response to the failure of the bloc of Petro Poroshenko” and “popular front” to create a Commission of inquiry on the tariffs for gas and utilities, as well as for corruption crimes with the use of offshore by high-ranking officials.

On Tuesday, the radicals and deputies of the “Batkivshchyna” blocked the rostrum of the Parliament and disrupted a session of Parliament. For this reason, the Parliament could not resume session on Wednesday.

On Thursday, MPs from the coalition in advance took the podium in the cordon to prevent its capture by the opposition.

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