Oleg Lyashko, the leader of the “Radical Party”, speaking in the Verkhovna Rada, accusing Poroshenko of bribing MPs in his party.
September 16, 2015
Translated from Russian by Tom Winter
September 17, 2015
Oleg Lyashko, the leader of the “Radical Party”, speaking in the Verkhovna Rada, accuses Poroshenko of bribing MPs in his party.
Pronedra previously reported that the “Radical Party” has decided to walk out of the ruling coalition and join the opposition. According to Lyashko, Poroshenko ordered the bribing of some deputies from his party so they would leave it.
The party leader named the deputies who acted on behalf of the Ukrainian president – Igor Kononenko, Alexander Tretyakov and Alexander Onishchenko. Responding to Lyashko, Vladimir Groisman, Speaker of the Parliament, offered to turn the matter over to the head prosecutors and police.
Lyashko affirmed that political corruption in Ukraine continues to thrive, and that attempts are being made on the deputies through bribery, through the usual intimidation, and through blackmail. Andriy Sadovyi, leader of the “Self-help” Party had already spoken on the subject of attempts to bribe deputies. According to his statement, they have already filed about this issue at the prosecutor’s office.