Crimea’s Poklonskaya moves on to State Duma career


September 27, 2016 – Fort Russ News –

PolitRussia – translated by J. Arnoldski –

On Monday, Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya wrote a statement on being released from her position. 

“Today I wrote a statement in order to be relieved of my duties as Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea in connection with my election to State Duma,” RIA Novosti quotes Poklonskaya’s statement.

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According to her, her statement has already been sent to the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation. “Insofar as I’ve already been elected a State Duma deputy, my powers are suspended and I am exempt from the duties of Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea and an moving onto my elected office. My experience as a prosecutor will be kept, but I will work and fulfill my duties as a deputy, as this is an elected post,” Poklonskaya explained.

At a congress of the United Russia party on June 27th, Russian Prime Minister and party chairman Dmitry Medvedev proposed to include Poklonskaya in the list of candidates for the State Duma. The Crimean prosecutor, in turn, reported that she would be ready to go to work in the lower house of parliament if elected.

The next day, in an interview with Moslente, Poklonskaya stated that, if elected, her priority in State Duma work would be people and their problems, including those of the residents of Crimea.

Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin specified that, if Poklonskaya were elected a deputy, her priorities would include the construction of roads, control over the flow of public funds, and the restoration of cultural monuments. 

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